awards17 October 2021


The man of the match award goes to Samu following the 3-2 win at San Siro

Liberating tears of joy after suffering. Up until last night, Castillejo had only played one minute this season, at home against Cagliari in August. Once again at San Siro, Samu was given his chance against Hellas Verona. And he jumped at it, as should be expected from a great professional and a team player. Coming on at the beginning of the second half, he put left his mark on AC Milan's comeback: from 0-2 to 3-2, he won the penalty for the equaliser and delivered the cross to win the game as Günter deflected it into his own goal. A great performance, appreciated by our fans who voted for him as the man of the match (MVP), with 70% of the votes, ahead of Leão, Giroud, and Calabria.

A quality showing: 11 positive passes, 3 crosses, 2 interceptions, 2 balls recovered, and an opportunity created. All in the second half, all positive. He was moved at the end of the match as he was embraced by the team and congratulated by Coach Pioli: “He always has the right attitude, he is always available, by continuing like this he will have other opportunities”. Castillejo gives his thanks and looks forward, ready to give another precious contribution as soon as possible. Reliability, sacrifice, passion: hard work always pays off, well done Samu!

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