Sat 16 October 2021 | 23:02

Samu Castillejo explains why he cried after Verona win

AC Milan winger Samu Castillejo has revealed the reason behind his tears at the end of the win over Hellas Verona at San Siro on Saturday night.

Hellas Verona

had a comfortable halftime lead thanks to a

Gianluca Caprari

goal and an

Antonin Barak

penalty, but

Olivier Giroud

cut the gap in half with a 59th-minute header.

The Rossoneri then turned the game around in two minutes, with

Franck Kessie

equalizing from the penalty spot and

Koray Gunter

’s own goal.


entered the field in the second half and had a hand in the comeback by winning the spot-kick and crossing for the own-goal, and he was spotted crying after the game.

The 26-year-old spoke to the microphones of

Milan TV

after the game about the victory and also about his tears at the end of the game

“My tears said it all about the period I went through and am still going through,”



Milan TV


Sky Sport Italia


“I am someone who tries to give his all on the pitch. Yesterday it felt like nobody wanted me here, today I can celebrate with the fans in my home of San Siro.”

While he was crying in the middle of the field, all his teammates went to him and hugged him.

“It’s a difficult situation for me, it has not been an easy time. My family is far away, I really miss them, but destiny meant that I stayed here and tonight showed me why.”

Castillejo has not got the chance to play frequently this season, but stepped up and made the difference during an injury crisis.

“I am frankly surprised that I am doing so well physically, as it’s been a long time since I played. I helped the team today and that is why I am happy.”

source: SportMob

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