After beginning his second campaign in an AC Milan shirt, Lucas Biglia insists that he feels a bigger part of the team and expects the club to be challenging for the Scudetto.
The Argentina international was one of a raft of signings that arrived at the Rossoneri last summer and the time it took for the players to gel had an impact on their failure to achieve Champions League qualification.
“I feel more integrated, the intention after the World Cup was to dedicate myself to Milan,” Biglia told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I have to thank [coach Gennaro] Gattuso and his staff. In the last two months of the season I had an injury that influenced me at the World Cup, but then I came back here to find my best condition.”
“I made myself available to a specialist to put my back in place and came here to work. Little by little I’ll be back at my best.”
The Rossoneri will need the 32-year-old to return to the form that made him one of the standout performers in Serie A when arriving at Lazio, if they are to reach Biglia’s high expectations.
“We have to look at ourselves and, as Gattuso says, raise the bar,” stated the South American. “The goal is the championship, it must be if we want to take Milan back to where they belong.”
Whether the former Biancocelesti midfielder sees the Rossoneri achieving that goal in the short-term is another matter, with him already looking to extend a deal that runs until the summer of 2020.
“I would like to renew [my contract],” admitted Biglia. “I feel good here, I have adapted after a hard year and I feel settled with my teammates.
“They give me so much confidence and the relationship with the coach is great, I do what he asks me to for the team.”