Tuesday May 8 2012
Pato 'working intensely' on comeback

Alexandre Pato has told Brazilian media he is “working intensely and thinking about the Olympics,” explaining his latest Milan injury setback.

The striker has barely featured this season due to a series of muscular problems, including a serious thigh strain just minutes after making his comeback at the Nou Camp.

“The decision to play in Barcelona was made by everyone, including me,” he told Rede Globo.

“I live for football. It is my work and my life. When I can run and kick a ball, I always do it with joy and a smile on my face. It’s exactly what I want to do.

“I want to get back to playing well, scoring many goals and giving my contribution to help Milan and the Seleçao.

“Now I am working intensely and thinking about the Olympics. The only way I can speak to Brazil manager Mano Menezes is by working on the pitch. I try to do my best.”

Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri was also interviewed by the Brazilian programme and praised ‘The Duck.’

“Pato is a very important player. He hasn’t been able to feature much this season, but he is very young and this is why I think he can become the best in the world.”

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