Wednesday December 29 2010
Pato enthusiastic about Cassano

Alexandre Pato hopes to make his comeback against Cagliari and is enthusiastic about Antonio Cassano's arrival at Milan.

“I am very happy and relaxed. Now I have to work hard and do my best to get back on the field as soon as possible,” said the Brazilian striker.

Pato has barely featured this season due to a recurring thigh strain, but hopes to make his comeback at the Stadio Sant'Elia on January 6.

“I still need to go through a personalised training regime to get back to full fitness. I hope to be able to play against Cagliari.”

Milan are currently in Dubai for their winter training camp and have been joined by Cassano, who will complete the transfer from Sampdoria once the window opens.

“We are happy that Cassano is here with us,” continued Pato. “He is a lovely lad and a great player. I think he can give us a big hand and help the whole team to win.”

Cassano made a good start to his Rossoneri experience, scoring in the game between ranks from a Zlatan Ibrahimovic assist.

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