Saturday February 11 2012
Maxi: 'Milan dream come true'

Maxi Lopez’s first goal in the Milan jersey was “a dream come true. I’m happy for myself, but above all for the team.”

The Argentine arrived over the January transfer window from Catania after the Rossoneri failed in their bid to sign Carlos Tevez.

He came off the bench this evening to score one goal and set up another for Stephan El Shaarawy in the 2-1 win away to Udinese.

“It was my dream to score for Milan and today that dream came true,” beamed Maxi Lopez.

“I am happy for myself, but above all for the team, because we needed to get this result after an unfortunate run of games.

“I dedicate this goal to my family and all my teammates, as they were very kind when I arrived at the training camp.”

Maxi effectively changed the game, as when he came off the bench Milan were losing 1-0 and had barely managed a shot on target.

“In the locker room we realised that we could not drop more points along the way like this, so we stepped on to the field for the second half in a much more determined manner.

“Apart from the haircut, I do have a lot in common with El Shaarawy. He is a lad who is learning and I’m sure he will be a treasure for Milan.

“Right now we are top of the table and want to stay there until the end of the season.”

The Rossoneri are in front of Juventus, who have two games in hand, as their encounters with Parma and Bologna were snowed off.