By FOX SPORTS staff
Playing predominantly on the wing for AC Milan since his transfer from Caen, Niang has been tipped by many to eventually make the transition to the centre and lead the line for his team.
Former French international Henry made such move under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger and Niang told the Milan official website that he dreamed of one day becoming as important a player as the New York Red Bulls man.
"I am a long way off him yet, he achieved so much and I have to work hard, but my objective is to become better than Henry," Niang shared.
The 18-year old also reflected on his time in Italy and expressed his desire to commit his future to the Rossoneri.
"At the start I struggled because Italian football is very tactical and physical, but everything is fine now. Milan are a great club and I love many things about them. Everyone here helps you out. I need to learn a lot from the coach and his staff," Niang said.
"When I played for Caen, my objective was to join a big club. Today I am at Milan and hope to stay as long as possible."
Getting a taste of Champions League football in his first season away from France, Niang came close to scoring a crucial away goal during Milan's Champions League Round of 16 tie against Barcelona, but his attempt hit the woodwork.
Nonetheless, the Meulan-born player insisted that he was no longer bothered by the miss and was more concerned with the Rossoneri's domestic fortunes.
"I was unlucky in Barcelona, but I am still young and can make up for it in another game at that level, the Barcelona game is in the past and I don’t think about it anymore," Niang stated.
"As for in Serie A, I really don’t want to lose against Inter, even if truth be told I want to win against everyone we face."