Wednesday February 9 2011
Pato prefers centre-forward position

Alexandre Pato has told reporters that he prefers to play as a centre-forward rather than as a second striker.

His comments come amid speculation that he is incompatible with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Speaking while on international duty with Brazil, he said: "I like playing as a centre-forward and I believe that I do well in this role.

"But I do what the Coach asks of me both for Brazil and for Milan.

"Mano Menezes believes in me and Max Allegri does too. Then it all depends on how we play.

"I am happy. I am always happy. I must only work and stay calm," he concluded.

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