Honda ready for Milan challenge

Keisuke Honda has described his arrival at AC Milan as a dream come true.

Last Updated: 08/01/14 at 12:49 Post Comment   

Keisuke Honda: Delighted to have signed with AC Milan

Keisuke Honda: Delighted to have signed with AC Milan

The Japan international was unveiled on Wednesday as a new Rossonero player having moved to the San Siro outfit on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow.

"I am really enthusiastic and excited," Honda said to AC Milan.com. "I'm truly happy.

"I have always followed Milan since I was a boy and I wanted to become a champion here. I know all of the Rossoneri players of the past.

"In Japan, the Serie A is a tournament that is followed a lot.

"I have chosen the number 10 jersey because I always dreamed of playing in Serie A wearing that number. Now I need to prove my worth on the pitch."

Honda revealed that former AC Milan manager and current Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni welcomed his move to the Serie A.

"Zaccheroni encouraged me to come here," he said. "He told me that Milan are a great club and that I would like the city."

The 27-year-old attacking midfielder could make his Serie A debut in Sunday's game at Sassuolo.

"I don't know if I will play this weekend because I haven't played for a while," Honda said. "I know the fans expect a lot from me.

"I know I will have to score a lot of goals and provide plenty of assists. I need to play and win.

"I would like to win the scudetto, perhaps next season."

Milan are 11th in the standings, 27 points behind Serie A leaders Juventus heading towards the halfway point of the season.


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after loss to Sunderland

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after the 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Premier League: Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge

Fabio Borini scored a late penalty as Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to dent the Blues' title hopes.

Cardiff held, Swans win late

Cardiff's hopes of Premier League survival suffered a blow as they drew 1-1 with Stoke, while Swansea grabbed a 2-1 win at Newcastle.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property