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Wednesday September 7 2011
Nocerino to prove worth at Milan

Antonio Nocerino is desperate to illustrate that he is a player worthy of the Milan jersey.

The Italian international joined the Rossoneri on transfer deadline day for just €500,000 – a year before his contract in Sicily expired.

"This isn't a point of arrival for me, it's a point of departure," the competitive central midfielder commented.

"I want to convince those people who chose me that they haven't made a mistake in bringing me here.

"It's now up to me to take advantage of this opportunity.

"I have not won anything in my career and I want to win, especially now that I am at a club which has won more than anyone else.

"I informed myself of Milan while on international duty, but everyone knows the history of this very important club."

Nocerino, born in April 1985, has spent the last three years with the Rosanero after his 2008 switch from Juventus.

"Palermo allowed me to grow and if I am here then I owe it to them," he continued. "Where will I play? Wherever I am needed."

It was believed that Nocerino would join Milan next summer, but a six-month injury to Mathieu Flamini saw them bring forward his arrival.

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