Rafael Leao with his teammate Samuel Chukwueze

Rafael Leao hails teammate, Samuel Chukwueze, after his impressive performance against Fiorentina


Portuguese striker Rafael Leao has praised his teammate Samuel Chukwueze after his impressive performance against Fiorentina in a Serie A game played on Saturday evening.


Recall that Chukwueze put up a sterling performance as his team, AC Milan beat Fiorentina 2-1 in an away game played at the Artemio Franchi Stadium.

Leao credited the Nigeria international for his contribution to the victory which turned out to be one of his best performances since joining the Italian giants from Villarreal in the summer.

”When the team is good, I feel better,” Rafael Leão told Sportmediaset.

“Today, I have to talk about Chukwueze because he played a great game; I’m very happy for him because he had delicate moments. I’m very happy for him.”

The coach of AC Milan, Stefano Pioli was also full of praise for Chukwueze after the game.

According to Pioli, the goal he scored against Verona last week has given him confidence, as he is a player who can give the team satisfaction because of his quality.

“The goal in Verona certainly did him (Chukuweze) a lot of good,” Pioli said after the Fiorentina win, as per Milan news.

“He is a very positive guy; he stayed with us and worked well during the break. Then I have to tell the truth: if Pulisic hadn’t confided to me yesterday that he was feeling a bit tired, I probably would have let Chris leave, but Chukwu deserved this opportunity, which he exploited very well.

“He is a player who will give us satisfaction because he has quality. He needed more time to settle in, but he knows what we want from him and what he can give to the team.”

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