Taarabt relishing Milan challenge

Adel Taarabt believes the greatest challenge of his career lies ahead of him after joining AC Milan.

Last Updated: 05/02/14 at 13:22 Post Comment

Adel Taarabt: Looking forward to featuring for AC Milan

Adel Taarabt: Looking forward to featuring for AC Milan

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Moroccan attacking midfielder last week joined the Italian giants on loan until the end of the season from QPR and is confident he can fulfil his potential at the San Siro and in Serie A.

The 24-year-old Taarabt was presented on Wednesday by club vice-president Adriano Galliani and is eager to make the desired impact at Milan.

"This is a big change for me," Taarabt said. "I have played in important clubs but none like Milan.

"Tottenham, QPR and Fulham are good clubs but not as organised and as professional as Milan.

"This is the great challenge in my career and I cannot wait to prove my quality on the pitch."

Taarabt had joined Fulham on a season-long loan from relegated QPR last summer but made just 16 appearances for the Cottagers in all competitions.

"I hope this is a starting point for me," he said. "Milan has given me this opportunity and I want to make the most of it hoping that this is the start of a long path.

"I am young and I have always been told that I have a lot of talent.

"These club has given me confidence and I hope I can prove my worth."

Taarabt will have plenty of motivation to do well at Milan with the club having an option to sign him on a permanent basis this summer.

Galliani hopes Taarabt, who is Milan's fourth reinforcement in the winter transfer market, can deliver.

"I have always considered Taarabt a great player," he said. "I still can't understand how he has not been able to express his talent.

"I have great hope that with our jersey he can become the player I believe he is. I hope he can become a great player with us."


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


More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Ian Baraclough was delighted Motherwell's game plan worked at Ibrox

Ian Baraclough says Motherwell's game plan worked perfectly as they won 3-1 at Rangers in the Premiership play-off final

Stuart McCall disappointed by slack Rangers in Motherwell defeat

Stuart McCall says Rangers gave their poorest performance under him as they lost their play-off tie against Motherwell

Chris Coleman hopeful Wales will not lost points from Israel win

Wales manager Chris Coleman fears his side would be badly affected if they lose points from their European Qualifier against Israel.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company