Adil Taarabt during Today’s official presentation: “Milan got the Italian Balotelli and...

Adil Taarabt during Today’s official presentation: “Milan got the Italian Balotelli and now they’re going to also have the Moroccan Balotelli”

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5 February 2014 | The Moroccan Times

Moroccan Talisman Adel Taarabt was officially presented today by A.C Milan.

During the presentation, he said “It was a dream come true signing for Milan. It’s a big change for me and I can’t wait to make my debut”

“I’m still really young and they say I’ve got talent. It’s been a while now that people have said that I should be playing in a big team.

“During my days with QPR, I was linked with PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) but nothing happened. I’m here now and I can’t wait to show my true worth. I have an idol and his name is Zinedine Zidane, because I grew up in Marseille”

Milan CEO Adriano Galliani also said: “I think I am the director who has seen the most QPR matches, even when they were in the English second tier I watched them thanks to my friendship with (former chairman) Flavio Briatore”

“I was often asked about him and he always seemed a great player to me. I don’t understand why at the age of nearly 25 he hasn’t as yet shown all his talent, but I am convinced that with us he will show his true potential.”

Taarabt added “I hope Milan is a platform for me to show my abilities and to give everything to the team,” added Taarabt.

“It’s true that when Milan were interested in me, I thought ‘well, they’ve got the Italian Balotelli and now they’re going to also have the Balotelli of Morocco’.

“Milan have shown great faith in me by including me in their Champions League squad. But I’m really motivated and can’t wait to show my worth in Serie A and play my part against Atletico Madrid.”

The Moroccan Times, 5 February 2014