MILAN - Klaas Jan Huntelaar was mobbed by his AC Milan team-mates after ending a nightmare few months with his first Serie A goals in a last-gasp 2-0 win at Catania on Sunday.
The Dutch striker was sold by Real Madrid in August for 15 million euros after just half a season at the Bernabeu and has since struggled for any form with the Rossoneri.
Again consigned to the bench, he entered the fray with six minutes left and quickly reminded Milan fans he existed with a powerful injury-time finish before his newfound confidence prompted him to net with an outrageous chip.
"Of course you see at the end everyone was happy, everyone as a group together was celebrating and everybody was happy for me and it felt really good," the 26-year-old, who had been linked with another move in January, told Sky television.
"I told everybody at the club I will play for Milan and I will fight. You need some goals to start, at the beginning it was difficult, we didn't play well. I didn't play well also. I hope we are getting better now."
Milan faltered under novice coach Leonardo at the start the camapaign but his side have improved markedly in the last two months and Sunday's late win lifted them above Juventus into second spot behind clear leaders Inter Milan.comments