STEPHAN EL SHAARAWY is satisfied with the role he played in the 11/12 season but wants to do better.
El Shaarawy joined Milan from Genoa on a co-ownership deal for €10m and has shown lots of promise since setting foot at Milanello as despite scoring just four goals, he showed he can turn into a great player.
It was thought at first that El Shaarawy will play a small part in Milan’s season but the injuries of Pato and the accident of Cassano meant the youngster played more than expected. Next year he wants more.
“I came here hoping to play a few games and I played 28,” El Shaarawy, who turns 20 in October, told Sky Sport 24. “Next year I will try to do better than the previous year. I want to play more games and score more goals. My debut goal against Udinese at Stadio San Siro was wonderful, a unique and beautiful sensation.
“The worst moment of the last season was when we lost to all the big teams, a thing that cost us the title,” he added. “It will be hard to imitate those who have gone, but we will try in every way to do our best. We hope that the club can keep both Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva. I saw Ibra unhappy but he was disappointed like all of us. I believe they’ll both stay. We are convinced that next year we will be able to beat Juventus.”
It is believed that Milan will buy the remaining 50% of El Shaarawy from Genoa this summer and then will own the player fully. There are rumours that Alexander Merkel could be included in the deal to get him.