Wednesday January 30 2013
Balotelli: 'I ran to Milan' (VIDEO)

Mario Balotelli has given his first interview as a Milan player. “I ran to Milan. I wanted to play here for a long time.”

The striker flew in to Malpensa Airport this afternoon with Vice-President Adriano Galliani to complete his €20m transfer from Manchester City.

“As soon as I got the chance, I ran to Milan,” he told Milan Channel ahead of his medical in Busto Arsizio.

“I had wanted to play here for a long time, but was at other clubs, so I didn't have the opportunity. Papers talked, but I knew I'd play for Milan eventually. The start of this season was negative, but with this jersey I will do better.

“I made some important choices, so I hope they can make Milan great and make me great too. I just want the fans to love me and for me to repay that love...”

SuperMario has always confessed to being a Rossoneri supporter, despite starting his Serie A career at rivals Inter.

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