Spaniard ready to “give everything” to help the Rossoneri return to top three…
AC Milan striker Fernando Torres was unveiled to the media on Tuesday, and he insisted that he is ready for a “big challenge” in Italy and hopes to find his best form.
The 30-year-old joined the Italian giants on a two-year loan deal from Chelsea, and while he was keen to thank his former clubs in England, he believes that he needed a new start in a different league to help reignite his career.
Torres struggled for form at Stamford Bridge after his £50m move from Liverpool, but the Spanish international did enjoy significant success winning trophies on a regular basis during his time in London.
Nevertheless, he is ready for a different challenge this season as he hopes to help fire Milan back into the top three in Serie A in order to help secure them a return to the Champions League next season.
“It is a big challenge and an honour to be here. I am aware of all the players that have worn the number nine jersey and I hope to be up to the standard,” Torres told the assembled media, as reported on the club’s official website.
“I am now going to be facing a new challenge, learning a new culture and language. I hope to score a lot of goals. It’s important to both myself and Milan to re-find my form and help Milan get back to the highest levels.
“I needed a new challenge. A new adventure is about to begin and I hope to achieve what I have done in my previous experiences. I hope to spend many years at Milan, full of success and trophies. I am very happy.”
Torres believes that new Coach Pippo Inzaghi will play a key role in helping to get the best out of him as he can learn a lot from the 41-year-old, while he doesn’t believe he will have any problems adapting to Serie A as he has not faced those issues at any time previously in his career.
While the Spaniard was keen to avoid singling out any particular team-mate he was looking forward to linking up with, he did admit that Stephan El Shaarawy is an exciting prospect that is continuing to develop. As a result, he hopes to strike up a good understanding with the 21-year-old on the pitch and help lead Milan to success in the future.
Meanwhile, after reports emerged that the former Atletico Madrid striker had broken club records during his medical, he revealed that he “feels good and mentally strong”, and is now itching to get on the pitch as he is expected to make his debut against Parma after the international break.
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