AC Milan star Ante Rebic has insisted that he is not a goalscorer, but that he is delighted with his recent purple patch in front of the net.
Rebic arrived at Milan on deadline day of the summer transfer window, joining on a two-year dry loan deal with Andre Silva going the other way on the same terms.
The 26-year-old has established himself as a crucial part of the starting XI after a difficult first few months, having netted five league goals for Milan in 2020 (out of ten) and scoring three match-winners in the process.
The Croatia international spoke to Dalmatinski Portal, and his words were transcribed by MilanLive via La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I never wondered if it is more difficult to play in the Bundesliga or in Serie A: I simply needed some opportunities, usually I take advantage of the opportunities,” he said.
“I have had the opportunity to play continuously and the results are coming. I am happy to be able to help the team as I always have, in my own way.”
Rebic has also formed a good partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with the pair showing excellent chemistry thus far.
“Just a few days ago, my sister sent me the photo of a newspaper from 2012, where I said I wasn’t looking at Boksic, and the best for me was Zlatan,” he said.
“When I had just arrived in Milan I made it clear that I am not a goalscorer. But now I’m happy with these goals.”
He was also asked about the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final against Juventus, with the Rossoneri taking a 1-1 first leg score to Turin.
“Even Juve are not in a great moment. It will be difficult to go through, but it’s not over.”
Finally, a dutiful quote to the man who brought him to San Siro, his compatriot Zvonimir Boban: “Zvone is super, he always comes to encourage us in the locker room and often at training.”