Piatek dreams of playing alongside Ronaldo

first_imgAC Milan forward Krzysztof Piatek says Cristiano Ronaldo would be a dream strike partner, but he is determined to prove himself deserving of the No. 9 shirt at San Siro.The prolific Poland international has been a revelation since arriving in Serie A as a stunning impact in 2018-19 saw him score 19 goals in 21 appearances for Genoa, before then recording 11 in as many appearances after securing a big-money move to Milan.His 30-goal haul is two more than five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo managed in his debut campaign at Juventus. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Piatek acknowledges he could not have wished for a better start to life in Italy and is eager to push on further from this point.Quizzed by Gazzetta dello Sport on who he would like to play alongside, the 24-year-old said: “Who would be my dream strike partner? Cristiano Ronaldo and Andriy Shevchenko.“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 quickly become the main man at Milan and considers the No. 9 jersey he has inherited to be a blessing, rather than a curse.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.”Piatek Milan FrosinonePiatek will be chasing down more goals in 2019-20 under the guidance of Marco Giampaolo.Milan have made a change in the dugout after seeing Gennaro Gattuso walk away from a post that meant so much to him as a Rossoneri legend.Piatek said of the managerial movement: “Giampaolo is a master of football.“I like the 4-3-1-2 because it gives us many offensive solutions.“In Italy I have already had four coaches, he is the fifth, but tactically he is certainly the best.“Gattuso is a legend and also a bit crazy. He loves Milan with all his heart, he has taken on many responsibilities and came to the end tired and drained.”last_img read more

US company to create 300 jobs at old Dell site in Limerick

first_imgUS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY Regeneron will create 300 jobs by 2016 at a new facility to be built in Limerick, it was announced today.The company is investing €218 million to build the new biopharmaceutical production facility within a 11.88 hectare site, previously owned by Dell in Raheen Business Park.Subject to planning approval from the local authority, the company expects to employ up to 300 people by the end of 2016, including scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative personnel.The proposed investment programme will involve the major refurbishment of existing buildings on the site, which has been vacant since Dell’s departure in 2009, and the construction of a quality control laboratory.Construction jobsSubject to a successful permit, construction and refurbishment is anticipated to begin next year for a two-year period, generating up to 600 temporary construction jobs as well as the permanent positions that will be on offer when the site is operational.The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland, which helped the company secure its site. Commenting on the announcement today, Minister Richard Bruton said:With Regeneron confirming its intention to establish operations in Ireland, IDA Ireland with the support of my Department has now secured nine of the top ten global BioPharma companies to locate major facilities in Ireland. I am determined to build on this and secure further announcements like this over the coming months.Daniel Van Plew, Regeneron’s Senior VP and GM of Industrial Operations and Product Supply said the company sees Limerick as a good place to do business as “the area has excellent educational institutes, a strong community spirit and a solid transport infrastructure”.He also said Regeneron is already in discussions with the universities and colleges in Limerick about future possibilities.Read: Home for Christmas? Stay and check out job prospects says recruiter>Read: First Garda recruitment drive since 2009 begins today>last_img read more