Monday June 27 2011
Pato targets Milan legend status

Alexandre Pato has made it clear that he's ready to stay with Italian giants Milan for the rest of his career.

"I want to become a major player in the history of Milan, a symbol, a legend, one of those winning players who have left with big memories and trophies," he told Don Balon.

"Getting to Milan was a dream come true. I would not leave Milan for any club and my desire is to remain with the Rossoneri for as long as possible.

"I want to play here until they get tired of me."

Pato, signed from Internacional in 2008, quickly settled into Serie A football despite being just a teenager at the time.

"I started training alongside players who were idols for me, like Ronaldo and Paolo Maldini," said the Brazilian who was born in 1989.

"When I heard that Milan were interested in me, I immediately said yes as I did not want to miss this opportunity for anything in the world.

"Back then, there were seven Brazilians at Milan so it was easy to integrate. I became part of the most successful team in the world."

Pato helped the Rossoneri to the Scudetto this season and he intends to keep winning silverware in the red and black shirt.

"I can not deny that I was particularly happy about winning the last championship, because it was something I expected since I wore the shirt of the Rossoneri for the first time.

"Now I want to continue to win because the League is nothing but the beginning of a string of triumphs.

"Now we want the Italian Super Cup, Serie A and the Champions League – I want to win everything.

"I'd also like to play one day in the Club World Cup and I will do everything to play in all the important games."

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