ROME – Speaking to Sky about his moment of form and the great goal, which is worth three points, scored at Moscow against the Lokomotiv in Champions League, Douglas Costa explains the action that led him to score the decisive 2-1 for the Juventus: "It is the most beautiful goal of my career! I was in a playmaker position and I struggled to find space. So, speaking also with Bonucci and Dybala, I told myself that I could move to the left. When I skipped the two defenders I saw that I had room to point towards the center, Higuain was smart to give me that ball with heel, then I managed to stay cool and score. It was a very nice action, thanks also to Higuain ". Simple explanation of the Brazilian who thanks Higuain for the splendid assist and enjoy a moment of important form that could be fundamental for the rest of the bianconeri season. Then, the Brazilian continues his interview dedicating the decisive goal in Russia to the girlfriend Nathalia: "He is an important person for me, he helped me in a difficult moment and I rewarded her with a goal but I will continue to give her roses as well. I'm not used to taking off my shirt after a goal, but it was a moment of liberation".
Douglas on racism and Balotelli
"The people who commit these acts can be identified, they don't deserve to exult for a goal, because football is a show, brings joy and is not compatible with these demonstrations". This is how it expresses itself Douglas Costa on the plague of racism in the world of football. The Brazilian also spoke of Balotelli, also revealing a detail: "Mario writes me messages every now and then, I thank him for the compliments. He likes the games, the technical quality and therefore the Brazilian game. For what happened to him – he added – I can say that racism has existed for a very long time, I understand it well, for my skin and I totally fight against it because I think we are all the same and with our families we defend our principles ".
"Paqueta is an important player"
In addition, Douglas also focuses on the upcoming Juve fixture against the league Milan of his compatriot Paqueta: "I know him and he is an important player, I appreciated him in the national team, he has excellent qualities, certainly football in Europe is very different from Brazil, from the point of view of aggression and I believe that having time will prove its worth, because it is young and has the will to demonstrate what it is worth and I believe that with a little time it can bring out its quality ". As for the Rossoneri, Douglas Costa does not trust and respond like this: "It is clear that the Milan of the past was a phenomenal team, which won everything, as for example if we make comparisons we can also say of the Brazilian selection, which in the past had all phenomena in the team. But I believe that Milan is still a good team and deserves great respect ". The bianconero then dwelt on his position in the field: "This is nothing new, but I haven't played as a playmaker for a long time. I did it in the past, but in a line-up with 4-2-3-1, there's another kind of line-up here. I have to leave room for midfielders, like Matuidi, or those who create games like Bentancur or Pjanic and be at the same time close to those in front, such as Dybala or Higuain, the central striker, then I have to change pace in that area of the field and create the conditions to give numerical superiority and make my teammates score ". Clear ideas, in short, for the quick Brazilian Juve.
Douglas' goal was chosen as the best of the week
In addition to the very importance of the Brazilian playmaker's network that gave three fundamental points to the Juventus, the Uefa has decided to reward the wonderful network of Douglas Costa as the best goal of this round, as seen also from the official UEFA Twitter profile. Not only the victory in Moscow thanks to his decisive goal in the final, therefore, but also a UEFA award for an extraordinary goal of the Juventus number 11.
– UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 8, 2019