Borini: ‘Couldn’t say no to Milan’
Fabio Borini admits he “couldn’t say no” to Milan, and promises “few players will work harder than me”.
The forward was a surprise summer signing from Sunderland, joining on loan with an obligation to buy next summer.
“I spent many years in England, but I’m Italian,” Borino told Milan TV.
“Milan for an Italian are like Real Madrid or Barcelona for a Spaniard, or Liverpool or Manchester United for an Englishman.
“I played for Liverpool in England, and when Milan called me I couldn’t say no. It’s a huge stimulus to return to Italy with a club like Milan. I’m proud to be part of this new project.
“My role? At Chelsea I started in the youth team and I had players like [Didier] Drogba ahead of me, and I managed to insert myself among the others.
“I arrived at Roma defiantly, in silence, and I had of [Erik] Lamela, [Francesco] Totti, Bojan, [Dani] Osvaldo ahead of me. By the second half of the season I was a starter.
“It was similar at Liverpool, it was only at Sunderland that I knew I’d play. I can learn from talented players, but few will work harder than me and that’s my main strength.”