ALEXANDRE PATO says he feels good physically and is not afraid to be a take charge, or take penalties.

The world hasn’t seen the real Pato in a long time – too long perhaps and Pato is perhaps starting to lose his champion status as in the last years he has been struggling with injuries and never found his old form.

Ale was poor again on Sunday when Milan played Fiorentina; the Brazilian missed a decisive penalty and was subbed off in half time. Pato says taking penalties isn’t a problem and he is thinking about Napoli.

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“It didn’t go as expected against Fiorentina,” Pato told the Milan Channel. “We lost 3 points at home, but we’re already thinking about the match against Napoli on Saturday. It was a special match, and we can’t throw away points like that. Now we have an important match against Napoli and we must win it.

“The Fiorentina match was a very important match. I’m sad about the penalty and the defeat. I’m a penalty taker and I’m not afraid of failing. If we get another penalty kick, then I will take it. I can’t say that I didn’t put all of myself into that penalty because I always practice on scoring from penalties in training. The day before the match, I took a penalty in training and I scored, but it went badly against Fiorentina.

“If we get a penalty against Napoli, then I will try to take it again and hopefully I’ll score. We stepped onto the pitch with the objective to win but it was difficult to face Fiorentina who have won many matches. They play very good football, and Montella had prepared them in an excellent way. Now we must forget about that match and focus on ourselves and the Napoli match. We will try to win even though it’ll be difficult.

“It’s impossible not to hear the fans whistle in the stadium, but I agree with them. I know it’s hard for the fans as they’re used to great victories and important titles, but we’re in a development phase. Many champions have left, and we’re trying to do our best, but unfortunately we have lost some matches. But we’re improving. I understand the fans, but we always try to give it our all. We always try to win and make our fans happy. I’m sure that the Milan fans are close to the team, and that they will never leave us.

“Curva Sud Milano represents the heart of the fans. They’re magnificent, just like all the Milanisti. They’re the 12th man on the pitch. We must do well for all the Milan fans,” added the 23-year-old Rossoneri striker. “I just heard that there have been reports about the fans attacking my car while I was in it, but it’s not true. Nothing happened. I left San Siro like I always do. I don’t know why they have written these things.

“I can only say that criticism is normal and acceptable, but the things that have been written never happened. I’ve returned after a long time, but in a way I can’t say that I’ve returned because I never left. I’m always here at Milanello, working hard, and I’ve returned to playing again, which is what makes me happy.

“When everything is going well then I’ll return to being a 100% fit again. I feel really well physically, and it will be up to Allegri to decide whether to play me or not. I have a good relation with Allegri, and we’re working together to win. Those who say that I’m afraid are probably saying it because they don’t know me. The only time that I’ve been afraid was when I was 10 years old and risked losing my arm. I have never felt so calm as I’m feeling now. I’m working well and I’m in a great team with wonderful fans: I only want to play.”

Urby Emanuelson has admitted that Milan still don’t have a solid base of players and the team is rotating a lot. Pato has found himself in the starting XI and on the bench this season but believes things will improve.

“We’re trying to find the tactical formation that suits us the best. We’re lacking a bit of continuity, and unfortunately we’ve lost some matches, but we’re improving. Perhaps it will take a few matches, but we will return to winning titles again, with the fans by our side,” Pato continued. “We have changed the tactical set-up a lot. Robinho is returning. He’s a good person and a champion. Milan are counting on him to return.

“Robinho can help Milan a lot, and can add a lot of technique, quality and speed to the team. Napoli just got an important win, while we just lost. But we’re gritty and we will fight until the end in order to return to winning. It will be a difficult match as it’s always difficult to play in the San Paolo stadium, but we will try to bring home the 3 points,” concluded Pato, who’s scored Milan 62 goals since joining from Internacional.

Pato used to be someone you can count on to score a goal or make the right move at the right time but over time, the fans and perhaps the club, have lost patience with Pato who needs to rediscover himself.

53 COMMENTS

  1. He was on his way to retirement for god sake give him some time! Besides whole team was playin rubbish against Viola. We’re behind u Pato!

  2. Nice interview Pato, keep up the hard work and your goals will surely come! I hope the team and the individuals who have been poor really pull themselves together, it’s about time.

  3. I don’t think Pato is to blame
    The fans and I have high hope for him, so we feel let down a lot by his performance

    Anyway, i think the prob is the set up play from our team that the forward cannot get the ball or have no clear ut chance to score.
    Both pazzo and pato will not gonna play well, if our attack cannot set up a good teamwork.

    Pato,i still has faith in you that u will overcome this shit and lead milan to UCL next season

  4. Lloris, Mbiwa, G.Rossi, and Mugni will do us good in jan.

    Dede/N’koulou, Balotelli/Dzeko, Ansaldi, and Strootman in Jul.

    Get rid of all the useless players we have and we are good.

  5. pazzini didn’t play any better then pato, why? our midfield failed to make just 1 assist in 2 games, its rediculus. pazzini got on the end of a back heel from a defender, he barely touched the ball before & after the goal. pato never conceded 3goals it was our defence. I like pazzini & am not comparing him to pato, just stating how our mid is failing our strikers. Even messi & ronaldo need need assistance from midfield. Pato is a footballer not a god…

  6. we need to give Pato sometime to rediscover his full potential.We know what he’s capable of doing when at his best.Let’s rally behind him. He’s a great player.

  7. Give d guy a break he ws out for up2 8 weeks…8…dats way 2 long and its hard 2gt bak to hw he ws bak den..he will get gt bak 2his scoring form its jst d mata of tym…i remeber wen i was out 4jst 2 weeks,wen i got bak it felt lyk i ws playin 4d 1st tym in my lyf

  8. Give d guy a break he ws out for up2 8 weeks…8…dats way 2 long and its hard 2gt bak to hw he ws bak den..he will get gt bak 2his scoring form its jst d mata of tym…i remeber wen i was out 4jst 2 weeks,wen i got bak it felt lyk i ws playin 4d 1st tym in my lyf…disastrous! -_-

  9. forza pato we r pray 4 u cz u r an excellent player u r a fenomeno & we r beilive in u gd bless u keep working champion

  10. It feels like everyone’s been saying “Pato is the future of Milan” for years. I wish he was but I just can’t see it. One of Milan’s BIGGEST MISTAKES over the past year was not swapping him for Tevez.

  11. What a goal from ibrahimovic, the fourth goal was extraordinary. I hope galliani is watching this , to see what player we lost!

    • Stop with the back-paddling already.Weren’t you part of those Pato Fan-boys who wanted Ibra out of Milan just because your ”darling” Pato was getting no shine uh? Have Milan gotten rid of Pato, Ibra would still be with us and be bagging in magnificent goals.

      • I wanted pato to play with ibra, together they would have been devastating. Ibra should have stayed with us for one more year , in order to first get used without the veterans first and then without him.
        We shouldn’t sell both thiago and ibra , at the same year.
        The positive thing is that el sharrawy is not in the shadow of ibra anymore.

  12. Allegri and the current crop of players have had enough time to make things right. My solution would be wait for January and then get rid of Kpb, Binho and Pato Replace with Balloteli/Dzeko; Flamini and Traore replace with Strootman; Bonera, Mesbah and Yepes replace with Yanga and make Constant permanent #1 for LB; Finally Allegri out and put Tassoti on the bench up until the summer then make a proper decision on either Pep or Rijkaard. This way we get rid of the trash, trim the squad down from 30 to 25 and also add much needed quality! Forza Milano

  13. Frankly,i partly blame Pato for Milan loss.Yes Allegri,made some errors with some players he gave an head-start to. But damn, had Pato scored the penalty and equalize the outcome of the match probably woulda been totally different.Totally different as in,Milan might have been victors…It’s a shame the chance he blew away had an effect on the team which led to the loss.

  14. Ibra’s goal 1st goal against england is beyond amazing…D level of technique,creativity,n imagination behind dat goal is EPIC!!!….Overhead kick 4rm 30 yards…. bloodly hell!….Nt even CR7 or Messi can pull dat off

  15. I was so happy when Pato joined us over every other club in Europe and loved those days when he was scoring amazing goals and playing alongside Kaka and Ronaldo etc. But those days gone. I don’t see him as the player to lead the Milan front line for years to come. In a couple of games he’ll get injured again and be out for another month.

    I agree with Opinion_Varies — Ibra would probably still be with us if we’d sold Pato. Tevez could be with us if we’d sold Pato. Do you guys not watch the Premiership? He’s world class — consistently setting up and scoring goals. Something we’re left waiting for Pato to do.

    B&G’s faith in players who they should sell has cost us for years now. They need to start using their HEAD rather than their HEART for once. FORZA MILAN.

  16. Pato need to be evaluated along with half of the squad..if you think MIlan is not a family-like club..
    definite cancer is Mr. Max Allegri, the coach who did well last 2 seasons but now going for a hill slide…
    I love my Milan club, though i fear that top 7 is the best this squad can do..
    Pato and Boateng is just a two-side of coin..you love and hate them at same time..

  17. Pato ! im sorry, its time for you to find another club. I have a feeling unless you turn it around post december, you’re on a one-way ticket outta here. As you should be. Like with any walk of life — you get the KICK out, if you dont perform, and you clearly ARE NOT PERFORMING.

  18. Milan should sell Robinho, Pazzini, Bonnera, Mexes, Boateng and Pato. And get Edin Dzeko or Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi, than get Ganso or Moussa Sissoko or Thiago Alcantara. And for defence line get Vital Dede and M’biwa and get Peluso on loan. Also will be good to get new goalkeeper like Akinfev. And our team will be: Akinfev, Abate-Dede-Mbiwa-Peluso, De Jong-Montolivo-Ganso, Rossi-Dzeko-Shaarawy.

  19. i feel u milanello. ur line-up looks sweet and incredible. i agree with some of u. the big mistake milan made was, not selling pato and buying tevez. he is world class. imagine how our attack would hv been like with tevez, bojan, ses, and pazzini. pazzo would hv been scoring, for there will be enough creativity from tevez, bojan, ses, and montolivo.

    according to tribalfootball, “AC Milan are chasing Benfica midfielder Bruno Cesar.

    The 24 year-old Brazilian is being lined up for a January move by Milan, says Record.

    Benfica plan to sell Cesar so to avoid having to cash in on Nicolas Gaitan.

    Cesar’s agent, Carlos Arino Bajo, insists he’s yet to hear from Milan.”
    hw true is this news, and what can u pple tell me about Bruno Cesar?

  20. hw creative is bruno cesar? if our mid field gets very creative, and dominates in ball possession, we will have a formidable force, not even jube will c our back in the league.

  21. I don’t know about Bruno Cesar, he has a contract until 2018, plus he’s playing for a portuguese club, they take way too much money for their players. Strootman would be so perfect for our midfield.
    On another note, Bonera is set to miss a period of time, Zapata and Yepes won’t be back for training until friday so I think Acerbi will play alongside Mexes, I hope he can impress and cement his place next to Mexes.

  22. Christian Eriksen and Dede, enough said. I’d also recommend Casemiro of Sao Paolo as well as promoting Cristante and de Feo/Carmona, and bringing Albertazzi back, i figure we might as well? We’re not going anywhere with the current players so might as well inject some heart and youth into the squad right?

  23. Honestly we should not have sold Ibra and Silva, What two world class players we lost in one season. No wonder Milan is struggling so bad. And as for Mr Galiani who refused to raise his offer for Yanga Mbiwa sorry ooo. We can’t sign him again because he won’t be joining us on a free transfer since he just renewed. doubt if £20m will can even sign him now since Milan we failed to sign him when he was cheaper because a certain uncle fester, a ‘tranfer guru’ in quote likes to sign players without paying a dime for them and sell them for mega bucks in a few years only to pocket the money. Mugun ti gbon.

  24. Sell Boateng, Robinho, Pazzini, Mexes, Bonnera, Traore and Antonini. And get Balotelli, Theo Walcot as he will be out of contract or Ryan Babel and than get Ganso and Moussa Sissoko he is on his last year of contract, and for defence line get Vital Dede and Douglas of Twente also he is on his last year of contract and get Ashley Cole or Salvadore Bocchetti as left back both are on their last year. And get Morgan De Sanctis. And our team should be: De Sanctis, Abate-Dede-Douglas-Bocchetti, De Jong-Montolivo-Ganso, Pato-Balotelli-Shaarawy.

    • Sell Robinho, Boateng, Mexes, Bonera, Pazzini, Traore and Antonini. And get Balotelli, Walcot he is on his last year of contract, Ganso, Ashley Cole as he is on his last year of contract, Dede, Douglas he also is in his last year of contract and Carvalho could bring experience at our team. So if we sell Boateng we could get around 28mln from him, than from Robinho 10mln, from Pazzini we could get around 10mln, from Mexes we could have 4mln, and from Traore, Bonera and Antoni maybe we could get 6mln. Than we should get Balotelli on loan, Ganso for 15mln, Walcott 7mln, Dede 13mln, Douglas 5mln, Cole 5mln, and Carvalho free. And our team will be: Abbiati, Abate-Dede-Douglas-Cole, De Jong-Montolivo-Ganso, Pato-Balotelli-El Shaarawy.

  25. I hope we all understand that Pato plays as the one upfront in the 4-2-3-1. The ball hasnt been getting to that ‘1’ regardless of who has played there. We can only fairly castigate Pato when the team creates chances and he squanders reasonable amount of those chances. Even though i admit the kick was of crucial nature as to determining the outcome of the match, it should be noted that even the greats in football have missed penalty kicks. All we can do as Milanistas now is to get behind our club and hope that chances are created and that the team returns to winning ways. Forza Milano

  26. i wish ibra and silva is here…if we add strootman,oscar and yanga mbiwa…we will a fearful force in europe right now…i wish it was this formation when we take on jube next week…hmm :(

    ——————abbiati————————-abate—–yanga mbiwa———-t silva——constant–
    —————montolivo——-strootman—————
    ——-bojan————-oscar————-el shaarawy-
    ———————–ibrahimovic———————

    damn berlu and galli….

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