Friday January 11 2013
Pato on Corinthians 'adventure'

Alexandre Pato has spoken for the first time since his move from Milan to Corinthians last week.

The Brazilian striker joined the Sao Paulo side for a reported fee of €15m after five injury-ravaged years at San Siro.

And the 23-year-old has admitted that the support of the fans helped him choose the Timao over other options.

“I decided to come back because I felt the warmth of the Corinthians fans,” he told Globo Esporte.

“That was what helped me choose. It is a new adventure and I want to give my best for the fans.

“I have a four-year contract and I'm incredibly happy – I've been welcomed with open arms.”

The former Internacional man concluded by remarking on his relationship with Rossoneri chief Silvio Berlusconi.

“He was a very important person in my career and has always been nice. But for now, I am thinking only of Corinthians.”

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