Samu Castillejo: “There is a great group of players at Valencia.”

Samu Castillejo has spoken to Movistar about his arrival at Valencia and new coach Gennaro Gattuso.

In words reported by Superdeporte, the Malagueño says he is “happy from the first moment I arrived”.

“Not only because of the welcome from the coach, who I already knew, but also from all the players. There is a great group, an atmosphere has been created, a mixture of young and old and I’m very grateful to everyone for the welcome”.

On why he chose Valencia

“Thanks to the coach. He did a lot for me to be here, I also did everything in my power. The complicity of having worked together makes me feel more comfortable now,” he said.

On Gattuso

The 27-year-old was asked about Gattuso’s famous slaps, to which the player from Malaga replied: “I hope he never gives you one! You’ve seen the intensity with which he lives football, sometimes his show of affection is to give you a slap. We’re used to it.”

Castillejo coincided with the Italian coach at Milan, where he maintained a good relationship: “In the first year when I was at Milan he made things very easy for me, here you can see how he is with all the team-mates, he threatens us and hits us all,” he continued.


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