Krzysztof Piatek has been the talk of Serie A ever since he established himself as a prolific goal-scorer last season.
The Polish striker scored 19 goals for Genoa and 11 for AC Milan, taking his total to 30 goals in his debut season of Italy’s top flight.
He admitted to Gazzetta that he could not have hoped for a better start to his career in Italy.
The 24-year-old outscored his dream strike partner Cristiano Ronaldo by two goals in the league.
“Cristiano Ronaldo and Andriy Shevchenko,” replied Piatek when asked as to which player would make a dream striking partner.
“When I arrived in Italy, who would have thought that I would have scored more than CR7. But I want to improve and become top scorer. I will do everything to succeed.”
Piatek has already made a name for himself at Milan and has been presented with the iconic no9 jersey. He does not believe that the number on the back will burden him with extra pressure.
He added: “Nine is an important number for a striker, all the best have it – [Robert] Lewandowski, [Luis] Suarez, [Karim] Benzema, [Harry] Kane.
“I am happy because the club believed in my qualities, they told me that I should have the shirt, while I said that I would have fought with all my strength to get it, and I did.
“I don’t believe in superstition and this curse. For me, nine is normal, everything will be fine like with 19. It’s not scary to me.”
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