El Shaarawy: Beating Juventus would be priceless

The 20-year-old believes a win for AC Milan against the reigning Serie A champions could kick-start the club's season, but is realistic over the size of the task ahead
Stephan El Shaarawy says victory over Juventus on Sunday would be "priceless".

The highly-rated youngster has netted 12 goals in all competitions so far this season, but has been a rare ray of sunshine in what has been an otherwise disappointing season for AC Milan.

The Rossoneri have taken just a point from their last two league games, but after beating Anderlecht 3-1 in Belgium on Wednesday, the Italy international is determined to build on that result by taking all three points against the Bianconeri.

"Tomorrow is a super-important game in terms of the league table, but also for our growth as a team," he told reporters at a press conference.

"A victory would be priceless, but we need to give 150 per cent to achieve that. To win and score under the Curva Sud would be fantastic."

The 20-year-old has fast become Milan's talisman with several high-profile team-mates enduring inconsistent campaigns, but he says it is a responsibility that brings the best out of him as a player.

"Responsibility motivates me and I do not feel pressure," he added.

"My team-mates, the club and fans all have faith in me. It's all happening so quickly and it is everything a 20-year-old dreams of. It's very gratifying especially for my parents, who made so many sacrifices to help me."