A.C. Milan is about to add some more firepower to help Jeremy Menez up front. Menez, the club’s only double-digit goal scorer, will soon be joined by prolific striker Carlos Bacca.
Sure, attacking midfielders like Giacomo Bonaventura and Keisuke Honda chipped in with goals (seven and four respectively), but the forward line was clearly lacking. Giampaolo Pazzini wasn’t up to...
Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi will assess the fitness level of midfielder Keisuke Honda and striker Mattia Destro ahead of tomorrow's derby against Internazionale. The Italian confirmed that a number of key players are back in the squad but will only take a decision on the starting formation after today's last training session. "It's Internazionale against […]
Keisuke Honda agreed he needed to adjust his radar despite guiding Japan to the top of Group D with a match-winning penalty against Iraq on Friday, putting the defending champions into a prime position to secure a spot in the knockout stages of the Asian Cup.
Japan beat the 2007 champions 1-0 in Brisbane to move to six points, three clear of Iraq and Jordan, which thrashed tournament...
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January 16, 2015
MILAN (AP) Keisuke Honda has an answer for why AC Milan has failed to produce a win in its last three matches.
Honda says, ''There are two reasons. First is the physical condition of the squad as we've carried out a very intense program up to this point. Secondly, we're the focus of more attention now. There's more pressure, and the opponents know us.''
Milan entered the season...
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November 05, 2014
Keisuke Honda scored twice as resurgent AC Milan broke into the Champions League places with a 3-1 win at Hellas Verona on Sunday.
The Rossoneri, who were helped along the road to victory by Rafael Marques' early own goal, climbed to fourth place in the Serie A table thanks to Japan striker Honda's well-taken brace.
Ambitious Verona fought hard to rescue a share of the points...
Japan scored early, but Ivory Coast notched back-to-back goals in a 98-second span in the second half to come out victorious in a Group C matchup of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Recife, Brazil.
Keisuke Honda started the scoring for Japan in the 16th minute of the contest. The forward collected a pass inside the goal box and ripped a shot past Ivory Coast goalkeeper Boubacar Barry...
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has named Milan's Keisuke Honda and Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa to a 23-man squad for next week's World Cup warm-up against New Zealand.
Honda and Kagawa were among 11 Europe-based players named for the match against New Zealand; Japan's first as it prepares for its fifth straight World Cup appearance.
Defender Yuto Nagatomo of Inter...
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February 27, 2014
Keisuke Honda always knew he'd be playing in the Serie A and wearing a No. 10 shirt.
The Japan forward was presented on Wednesday as an AC Milan player after signing a 3 1/2-year contract on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow.
''I knew that one day my dream would be realized,'' Honda said. ''When I was 12 I wrote in an essay that one day I would play in Serie A with the No. 10.'...
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has announced Japan international Keisuke Honda will join the Rossoneri in January.
The CSKA Moscow attacking midfielder, who becomes a free agent at the end of this month, will become Milan's first signing in the winter transfer market.
"Now we can say it," Galliani told the club's official website, www.acmilan.com. "From January 3, 2014...
AC Milan says Japan forward Keisuke Honda will join the club in January from CSKA Moscow and will wear No. 10.
It has long been reported that Honda would arrive in the winter transfer window, and on Wednesday Milan vice president Adriano Galliani says ''now we can talk. From the 3rd of January 2014 Keisuke Honda will be a Milan player.''
Honda, who arrives on a free transfer, may...
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December 11, 2013