Deulofeu: ‘How I’ve found consistency at Udinese, my favourite goal…’

by | May 4, 2022 13:41

Gerard Deulofeu is delighted to be the first No.10 to score at the Stadio Maradona and explains why he has found consistency at Udinese.

The Spain international has managed 12 goals in 31 Serie A appearances this term, setting a new personal record for goals in any of the top five European leagues where he’s played. Which one is his favourite?

“Although we lost, I think the one I scored at the Stadio Maradona [against Napoli]. I was the first No.10 to score in the stadium since it’s called this way. And it was a very nice goal,” he told AS.

“I haven’t always been consistent during my career, but I am in a moment in my life where everything I do has a meaning. My family, my attitude, the physical sacrifice and the team: everything works and has an impact.

“I was close to this level at Milan, but the organisation of my work was not the same as today. I understand the game as I had never done and I know what the team wants for me, that’s why I am more consistent.”

How important was Udinese coach Gabriele Cioffi?

“The coach has been motivating me. We enter the pitch like lions, he has a quality for this. He gives me a lot of freedom to attack, which is where I must deliver,” said Deulofeu.

“I move all around the final third, looking for gaps left by the opposing defence.

“There is a great organisation at Udinese, they take care of every detail. The club has incredible facilities and is one of the few Italian clubs with a new stadium.”

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