Friday April 5 2013
Niang hopes to become 'important'

M'Baye Niang has insisted that he wants to become an 'important player' for Milan and help the team finish in second place.

The Rossoneri are currently third in Serie A, two points behind Napoli. And the French forward has claimed that the side can climb the table, whilst also commenting on his relationship with Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy.

“I have to work harder if I want to become an important player for Milan,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“But I want to be important for this team.

“We're having a great second half to this season. We are in third place, but we want to continue to do well and reach second place.

“We are friends, we are brothers. We have a great relationship off the field.”

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