Monday March 7 2011
Zola: Spurs should beware Pato

Gianfranco Zola believes Alexandre Pato is likely to be Milan's secret weapon when they face Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Brazil international striker didn't start the first leg, which Milan lost 1-0, but his record of 11 goals in 17 League appearances this season mean he is a potent threat.

"Milan have every chance of going through," Zola told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Tottenham are a great team, but they are young and inexperienced."

Asked if he had any advice for Milan, Zola replied: "Play openly because they will not stand off so the defence should concede something.

"Milan should be clever at profiting from it. Paradoxically on a tactical level I would say that it will be simpler for Milan with respect to the first leg.

"They should focus on Pato. He could hurt the English with his speed."

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