Valentin Castellanos propelled New York Metropolis FC to their first victory underneath interim head coach Nick Cushing, managing two targets within the 4-2 conquer the New England Revolution.
The ahead now leads the league with 12 targets to this point this season, cementing his place atop the Golden Boot standings once more after incomes the honour in 2021. However his dominance in Main League Soccer is not passable, claiming he doesn’t ‘have anything to win right here’.
Previous to kick off in opposition to the Revolution, Castellanos voiced his intentions to depart the membership this summer time looking for an even bigger problem overseas.
“I’ve been on this league for some time, and I want to continue to grow. Being younger and having the chance to go to Europe to a different league, I believe it will be one thing nice and a dream for me. Typically you’re not prepared but and it’s not the proper time, however proper now I believe I’m in my finest second,” he defined.
“I’m having fun with myself and my mentality is completely different from after I first joined the league. I believe proper now there is a chance, and it will be nice to continue to grow in Europe and hold doing there what I’ve been doing right here.”
Castellanos first arrived at NYCFC in 2018 on mortgage from Universidad de Chile, earlier than completely becoming a member of the MLS aspect forward of the 2019 marketing campaign. The ahead managed 18 targets in his first three seasons, however it wasn’t till his fourth yr that Castellanos started to shine for the Cityzens.
The striker concluded the 2021 season with 19 targets to win the Golden Boot and encourage a historic MLS Cup run for the group. With Castellanos in full power, NYC lifted the league trophy for the primary time ever. Given the latest success, Taty feels assured extra is on the market.
“I had the chance to win the Golden Boot final yr, to be champion within the [Eastern] Convention and be champion of all the league. I don’t have anything to win right here, however I’m nonetheless on this league,” he defined.
“I’m battling for the Golden Boot as soon as once more and I don’t give myself a ceiling. I at all times need extra. I wish to hold successful issues, be the most effective participant at my place, the most effective participant in my group, the participant within the league.”
Castellanos additionally insisted that the day-to-day is nice with the group, affirming his seek for a switch has nothing to do along with his teammates or NYCFC.
“I benefit from the day-to-day right here. Despite the fact that there haven’t been concrete affords at this second when the window simply opened, I’m calm,” he mentioned.
“On the similar time, I do wish to proceed my improvement someplace else. That will be nice too, for my improvement and see how far I can go and see the place I slot in Europe. It’s a purpose I’d wish to set for myself and actually see the place I’m on the European degree.”
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