ALBERTO AQUILANI targets a starting role and avoids talks about Mister X.
The midfielder joined Milan on loan from Liverpool this summer and Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani had said that Aqua is the midfield-signing that was promised to Milan, better known as Mister X.
Aquilani knows he’s only here on a temporary deal (which would turn permanently if he plays 25+ games) but he’s already set sights on a place in Massimiliano Allegri’s XI as he wants to stay here for long.
“I’ve been here for ten days, so I’ve had time to acclimatise to the fact that I’m at a great club, one of the most important in the world. Every player wants to be a part of Milan,” he said at his official presentation. “I only realized that I could come here two days before I did, it was a rapid deal. Milanello is incredible, there is everything here and I’ve been pleasantly surprised how kind everyone is, it really is a huge family.
“I want to sign permanently and play my career here. In a 4-man midfield I can play as an att. midfielder or on the left wing, which is the position I feel is most natural to me, but don’t ask me about Mister X.”
Aquilani could be given his debut tomorrow against Lazio as Massimiliano Allegri said that he or Antonio Nocerino might start. Milan have a string of tough games, but the Italian suggests Milan should not be fear of any other team, but instead be feared: “Lazio and Barcelona will be two difficult games, Lazio are strong and everyone knows about Barcelona, but still we are Milan and teams should be worried about us too.”
“In Allegri I’ve noticed great determination and all the players speak highly of him. I’m not planning on being on the bench, players do their talking on the pitch. I can’t wait, it’s going to be a great experience.“