AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piątek has admitted that he wants to be worth closer to €70m by the time he leaves I Rossoneri, as he vows to bounce back from recent struggles.
The 24-year-old enjoyed a fantastic start to life in Milan after sealing his big-money switch from Genoa in January, but has found goals hard to come by this season. He has netted just three times all season, prompting rumours he could even be loaned out in January to help him rediscover his form.
Speaking to TVP Sport, Piątek insisted he is doing everything possible to get back to his best, as he wants to be worth nearly twice the amount he was when he first joined Milan.
“It flew by so fast that I didn’t even register how huge the transfer was. I was focused on work,” he revealed.
“Football is about setting new goals. Now I have cost €38m and I want to do everything to make it €60m or €70m next time I change clubs. You have to be ambitious and I will strive for it.
“I’m just at the beginning of my career, this is my second season in a major league, one of the top five.”
However, despite his ambition, Piątek did not shy away from the fact that he has not been good enough, but he did insist that the team are improving and he is feeling more confident in front of goal.
“I look in the mirror and I feel guilty,” the Poland international admitted. “However, there was too much turbulence in the club and it started to affect the players.
“At the beginning, as a team, we did not create opportunities. A striker lives on passes. It’s getting better and it’s a matter of time before I score again. I can do it.
“You can all judge me at the end of the season. Italian journalists are such that one day you are the pope of football, and the next day you’re the worst player. I take it on the chin.”