From the great goal that secured qualification into the knockout stages of the Champions League, to the game that awaits us against Milan. This is Douglas Costa in 360 degrees.
Douglas: "Moscow goal the most beautiful in my career"
"I was in a playmaker position," he says. "And I found it hard to find space. So, even talking to Bonucci and Dybala, I realized that I could move to the left. Once the two defenders jumped, I saw that there was room to shoot at goal, and thanks to Higuain's very intelligent back-heel, a very nice action came out. I managed to stay cool and score: it was the best goal of my career. In fact, I'm not used to taking off my shirt after scoring, but it was a moment of liberation. I dedicate the goal to Natalhia, a very important person for me."
"It's not 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. Here I have to leave room for midfielders, like Matuidi, or for those who create games like Bentancur or Pjanic and, at the same time, be close to those in front, such as Dybala or Higuain. Then I have to change pace in that area of the field and create the conditions to give numerical superiority and allow my teammates to score."
"The Milan of the past was a phenomenal team, that won everything, but I believe that even today they are still a good team, which deserves great respect. Paqueta? I know him and he is an important player, I appreciated him in the national team, he has excellent qualities. Football in Europe is very different compared to Brazil, but I think it will be able to demonstrate its value and bring out its qualities
"Unfortunately, racism has existed for a long time. I totally oppose this problem, because I think we are all the same and with our families we must defend our principles. Racists do not deserve to cheer for a goal, because football is a show, brings joy and is not compatible with these events."