Here are the declarations of AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy after the Serie A Week 11 game, Sampdoria 2 – 2 AC Milan on Saturday 8 November 2014. El Shaarawy happy to return to the goal after his last time back on February 24, 2013. El Shaarawy scored in the 10th minute.
El Shaarawy saying, “It was a wonderful goal and important. It had been missing for a long time and it helps me stay calmer. I’m happy for the goal, but I would have preferred a victory. It was a balanced match, let’s take home this point and move forwards. The tears were an outburst. Many things went through my head. It was instinctive. I wasn’t worried. I always tried to train and to help the side with my performances. I dedicate the goal to my family, in a stadium which is very dear to me. The performance of the team was fairly positive. We knew Sampdoria are a tough side, but let’s take away the positives and let’s prepare for the derby.
Conte? His words pleased me and are encouraging. I hope he calls me up. The goal at the end of the first half unsettled us. However, we did well to get back into the game. We did some good things, let’s keep a hold of those things. We tried to win right until the end, even in 10 men. Towards the end, I was a bit tired, but we gave it our all. Sampdoria are a strong side this year, but perhaps we could have deserved a bit more. A goal is not enough, especially if you draw. We must look forward. I have to stay on this path and think about the Italian national side if it happens, or the derby. I hope I can repay the faith of the coach in 2 weeks’ time. He’s always very close to me.”
Click the video to watch the goal by AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy against Sampdoria on Saturday 8 November 2014 at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy.