Milan’s Theo Hernandez sheds light on his contentious goal celebration following the victory over Napoli, emphasizing the significance of Rafael Leao’s contributions in training.
The Rossoneri have secured victory in six out of the last seven matches, with a solitary goal from the French international sealing a 1-0 win against Napoli at San Siro tonight.
“I am very happy. We knew it was a very difficult game, as Napoli are tough, but we worked well and that is why we won,” Theo Hernandez told DAZN.
“We all know that there was a complicated period for us, but we worked every day to give our best and that work is helping us get the results now.”
It was such a well-worked goal completing a give and go with Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud down the left flank, so did they prepare that move in training?
“No, we did not prepare anything. My job is to play well, make the fans and the team happy.”
Hernandez praises ‘incredible’ Leao after Napoli win
Theo’s celebration, which involved him putting his hands to his ears and making ‘blah blah’ moves with his hands, raised a few eyebrows. It’s unclear who exactly it was aimed at, but it seemed to be a response to the chatter or criticism surrounding him.
“It was not aimed at anyone, I do my talking on the pitch. It’s true there were some games where I did not do that well, but I am trying to improve.”
Leao provided the assist for Hernandez’s goal but he is not his usual goalscoring self this season.
“We know Rafa is an incredible player. He might not always score, but he provides crucial assists. People don’t see the work he does in training every day.”
With Milan now solidifying their position in third place and potentially closing the gap on Juventus in second, speculation arises as to whether they are still contenders in the Scudetto race.
“No, we do our job, we try to win every game and that’s all. Our next focus is on Thursday.”