NEWS
Friday September 16 2011
Preview: Napoli - Milan

Alexandre Pato has promised that Milan go into the weekend clash with Napoli with the aim of winning the game.

In light of a number of key absences in attack, speculation is that Massimiliano Allegri could be tempted to field similar tactics to that seen against Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek.

Brazilian forward Pato demonstrated his responsiveness to the team's reliance on him on the counter-attack, by scoring inside 25 seconds of kick-off in Spain.

However, where they eventually went on to draw with the European Cup holders, the No 7 believes the team go into the weekend trip to Napoli with the intention of picking up all three points.

"Napoli is a team that is doing well, as they proved in the Champions League, but the fact remains we are going there to win.

"It is true that the championship is long and there are still many matches. However, every point counts in the end and is likely to be important.

"That is why I will do everything to gain success, and I would be happy to also score the decisive goal."

Pato scored on his Serie A and Milan debut in January 2008 against Napoli, and from his first 128 games as a Rossoneri player, has scored 58 goals in all competitions.

Only Andriy Shevchenko, with 76 goals, has a better record at the club from the same number of opening games.

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