GABRIEL IS waiting for the injured players to return and help Milan recover in the league and targets the World Cup.
The 2013/2014 season has been poor for Milan as a whole and also for many players but Gabriel has enjoyed this term so far and he has played four games as the goalkeeper of the first team and was also quite convincing in most of the games.
Christian Abbiati is still the first choice keeper at Milan but Gabriel, who was in goal for most of the game against Young Boys, feels like a more established player now and wants to see his side picking up more points in the next weeks.
“Winning is always important for confidence. Winning allows you to look to the future with increased confidence,” Gabriel told Milan Channel. “Finding confidence again is important for many reasons. First of all to get back on track in the league with the right desire to do well and climb the table. We must start gaining positions in the league as soon as possible.
“We’re waiting for players to come back. We have a squad rich with talents, and it is important some players are getting back from injury because they all need to help us at the minute. Kaka? He is a champion. An example on and off the pitch for the way he helps the squad in every moment. He has won the Ballon d’Or and this says it all. We have to learn from him. Even Robinho is doing well, but for us Brazilians, the incentive of the World Cup on home soil will give us extra motivation.
“Robinho, Kakà and myself will do everything to be there in June, because a World Cup in our country represents the biggest dream. I’m doing great here at Milan and at training center Milanello. I get on well with all the staff that train us goalkeepers and we work hard. As far as I am concerned I only want to continue training hard in order to grow and improve.
“Adil Rami? is a great defender, on par with all the other defenders in the squad.” Gabriel is expected to start from the bench against Genoa. Another player that could start from there is Stephan El Shaarawy who could be fit for Saturday’s match.