‘Bomber’ Huntelaar key weapon in AC Mi­lan’s ti­tle as­sault – Leonardo

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FOOTBALL -

AC MI­LAN coach Leonardo says he is con­fi­dent that the club’s new Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will make an im­me­di­ate im­pres­sion in the red-and-black shirt.

Huntelaar signed for the team last week for 20-mil­lion eu­ros from Real Madrid and joins a strike­force that fea­tures Filippo In­za­ghi and Marco Bor­riello.

“I am very happy. I think he will be the front man, the bomber, the penalty-area man, the front man who can take the ball and hold it up. Plus he is good with his head,” Leonardo told the club’s web­site.

“He is a player we can build our at­tack around. He has come and al­ready made an im­pres­sion. He is a se­ri­ous player, very pro­fes­sional and some­one who works hard.”

Leonardo also said he ex­pects Mi­lan to mount a se­ri­ous chal­lenge to stop city ri­vals In­ter from winning a fifth con­sec­u­tive ti­tle.

Mi­lan’s last cham­pi­onship was in 2004 and last sea­son the side fin­ished third, 10 points be­hind In­ter.

“I be­lieve that Mi­lan should al­ways be among those who chal­lenge for the ti­tle, it is in our DNA. It is some­thing that is nor­mal for us and we must al­ways think this way be­cause it is in­side us and some­thing that we want.

“To win the ti­tle we have to start well and show through­out the year what we can do. I think that lit­tle by lit­tle we are con­struct­ing a good squad.”– Sapa-AP

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