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VIDEO: Keisuke Honda scores first AC Milan goal with classy chip

The Japan international has had a slow start to life in Italy, but netted in the Rossoneri’s 2-1 win over Genoa on Monday night.

One of the best players to come out of Japan in recent years, Keisuke Honda finalised a move to AC Milan in the January transfer window.

Despite reported interest from the Premier League, the 27-year-old moved to the San Siro from CSKA Moscow at the turn of the year but has found the going tough so far in Serie A.

However, Honda repaid some of the Italian giants’ faith in him on Monday night by netting this classy chip against Genoa.

The goal proved to be the winner in a 2-1 away victory for Clarence Seedorf’s side and brings them within five points of rivals Inter up in fourth place.

Honda has played in 12 games since moving to Italy, starting ten, but the strike against Genoa was his first for his new club.

It is fair to allow the star a bit of time to get used to the different style of play in Italy and to immerse himself in a new environment, as previously his club football has been played in Russia, Holland and his homeland.

Honda has all the attributes to be a star for Milan but will need time to adjust to his new club.

With the attacking midfielder set to feature heavily for Japan at the World Cup in the summer, Honda will hope that this goal will be the first of many for club and country going forward.

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