Radamel Falcao promises silverware for Monaco at unveiling ceremony
Radamel Falcao’s move to Monaco has been ridiculed by nearly everyone that has heard of the talented Colombian hit-man joining the newly-promoted mega-rich French side in Ligue 1. In spite of all the criticism directed towards him, Radamel Falcao believes his move was not a mistake. Instead, the striker has promised to silence his critics.
The 27-year-old Colombia international made his first appearance under Monaco colors at his unveiling ceremony on Tuesday. Radamel claims he will prove his critics were wrong to suggest moving to Monaco is a mistake. The former Porto forward, who cost Monaco around €60 million, claims he will fight hard to bring silverware to the French outfit.
“It's a new stage in my life and in my career, and I think it can give me another dimension in football terms with regard to the World Cup and my national team,” Radamel Falcao said. “There's everything you need here to work. The first objective is the league, the other is the World Cup with my country.
“The club is aiming to win titles, I'm at the heart of the project, so I took this decision with a lot of confidence. Many think it's a step down, but I hope they'll see that they were mistaken when I win titles with Monaco.”
Monaco should have silverware flowing into its trophy cabinet if Radamel Falcao records the form he has shown at Porto and Atletico Madrid in the past. The in-form striker can take Claudio Ranieri’s team to new heights and bring much fame to his name at the Stade Louis II.
With tally of 47 goals in 60 games for club and country last season, Radamel Falcao is threatening to become the new leading goalscorer in Ligue 1. The Colombian will directly challenge the might of Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played a central role in bringing the Ligue 1 title to his side.
Radamel Falcao believes his team comes before personal glory, which is why his primary objective would be to win the major silverware.
“I would love to be top scorer, I'm going to fight for that, but it's secondary,” Radamel Falcao added. “My objective is to score as many goals as required to make Monaco champion. The important thing is for the squad to achieve its aims, that's the basis for everything. If I score a lot of goals while doing that, I'll be delighted.”