Gonzalo’s new adventure started from Casa Milan: “I was convinced by the project”
A new adventure, a new era that starts with all the enthusiasm always shown by Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentinian striker starred in the second press conference of the day. After the presentation of Mattia Caldara, once again at Casa Milan El Pipita addressed the media for the first time as a Rossonero.
“Having a top player like him is essential for our growth. I am sure he will do great things. He’s the player who has scored more than anyone else since he arrived in Serie A. It warms my heart to have him with us”.
“AC Milan have an enormous appeal. I didn’t need to convince Gonzalo. It was an unusual negotiation, and the key moment was when we met in person. Having such a forward as Higuain is something extraordinary for us”.
“I want to thank AC Milan for the great effort made to have me here. I was convinced by the project. It’s a fascinating challenge and I hope to repay their trust. I am proud to be here, I hope to do great things for this club and its fans: I want to take AC Milan back to the top.
ON HIS DECISION TO WEAR THE RED AND BLACK
“I already knew Leonardo and this was a key element in my decision. I can only thank Juventus for the two splendid years I spent there.
“I believe in this team, I already liked this team last season. I have played for clubs whose goals was to win and now I am here at AC Milan: my goal is to take the club there. Chelsea? The only one who wanted me was Sarri, while here everybody wanted me. We are a great team and we can do great things together.
“I have already worn important jerseys in the past. I only have to prove to those who decided to invest in me that they have made the right choice. Mentality will make the difference: if this team believes they can go a long way, they will. We have to believe in ourselves.
“I was impressed with Milanello, I have never seen anything like this in 12 years in Europe. You feel the history of the club, there’s lots of green: it’s pure football, it gives you goosebumps.
“Who will win between you and Icardi? The answer is pretty obvious…
“We have a good forward line. There are lots of different players, with the qualities I like. Cutrone? He’s young, there will be a healthy competition between us.
STAR OF THE CLUB
“I don’t consider myself the star of this club. The whole team is the star, I just have to do my bit. You win games as a team, not just with the individuals. I spoke with Gattuso and this chat we had helped me with my decision to come here.
“We have to play to win it, it’s one of our goals. It would be amazing to take home a European trophy”.