(IN THE PHOTO: Keisuke Honda at Malpensa airport)
MILAN – Welcome to Keisuke Honda! Waiting for him at Malpensa were Umberto Gandini and all the club’s communication and organization staff. Honda, already in his AC Milan club suit, had this to say to the Milan Channel at the start of his Italian adventure:"I’m happy to be here and very excited. I’m ready to play and slept well on the plane. I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates and I can’t wait to get started. I think I have a lot to give and to offer the team. I’ve been waiting for today for a long time and it’s dream come true for me. Milan are a legendary club and I supported them as a child. Nakata? I didn’t speak to him. I talked with Nagatomo, who is  friend of mine. He told me many positive things about Italian football and the city of Milan. Football is my life and I hope to play well. I can play in any position. I want to score and to create goals. I want to play in attack but it doesn’t matter in what position. I know all the Italian players as I played against them in the Confederations Cup. I’m very happy to be here and to see the fans waiting for me. What can I say to them in Italian? Grazie!”