Keisuke Honda is thrilled with his move to AC Milan.
The Japan international has arrived from CSKA Moscow on a Bosman.
â€śItâ€™s been an exciting time and Iâ€™m really happy to be here,â€ť he said.
â€śI always said that I would play in Serie A and wear the number 10 shirt. So I was desperate to come here and play.
â€śIâ€™m delighted about the interest in me and I want to thank Galliani and the club for this transfer. I now want to show on the pitch what can I do. I was destined to come here.
â€śI wanted to come here, wanted to be a champion here with the club.
â€śI knew all the players as a child - I watched the matches on tv every week. Serie A is the most famous League in Japan.
â€śI understand there are high expectations and Iâ€™ve got to show what Iâ€™m capable of. I want to score many goals, assists â€“ Iâ€™ll do my best.
â€śAs I mentioned, I need to score goals, get assist and there are many things I need to do and can do. I donâ€™t think the side are doing that bad, I saw the match on Monday â€“ the boys are great.
â€śI have said in many interviews, for me football is my life. Iâ€™m not so interested in the city in which I play, I only want to train hard, rest well and win.
â€śThat is what matters to me in my life . I know the club will help me a lot straight from the start.
â€śI can play in any position but if I could choose, I would like to play behind the striker, as an attacking midfielder.
â€śMy heart said Milan. Thatâ€™s all I can say."
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