AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata is determined to be a first-choice.

Zapata made the move to Milan from Villarreal in the summer.

"I think that my best game for Milan came in the Champions League against Zenit, but I did well against Sampdoria too," he told Milan Channel after the 0-0 draw at Marassi.

"I need to find the conviction that is needed to become a Milan first-teamer and I believe that I have the qualities to do that."