Alexandre Pato recalls helping Ronaldo in Milan and seeing parents crying in the crowd

Alexandre Pato recalls helping Ronaldo in Milan and seeing parents crying in the crowd

Alexandre Pato recalled his past in Serie A and the patience he had before his debut, where his compatriots supported him.

Alexandre Pato it took a lot of patience before he started with the Milanowho played the Madonnina derby against Inter Milan this Saturday during the 4th day of Serie A in Italy, which you could follow live on ESPN on Star+.

World champion with Internacional in 2006, the striker was signed in the middle of the following year by the Rossoneri club, which had just won the Champions League. As he was only 17 at the time, the Brazilian spent six months training until he stepped onto the pitch.

“I still remember that registrations were closed for four days and I was 17 and they couldn’t apply. The list was closed and I could not go to Club World Cup con Aubameyang who played for Milan B. We trained and we said to ourselves: “I am here and they are here”. I could have been world champion. And it was difficult for me to start,” he said. ESPN Brazil.

pato seen from outside the court how the Milano victory at Boca Juniors before finally stepping onto the pitch on January 13, 2008. The striker made his San Siro debut against Napoli in a 5-2 win on Matchday 18 of the Italian tournament.

“In January I was ready after so long. The first game was amazing. I was in the best team in the world with the best in the world. The best in the world was Kaca, there Ronaldo he was my strike partner. Seedorf He was a midfielder and Emerson, Team captain, Gattuso, Cafu, Pirlo, Maldini, Nesta, Dida in order to”.

The Brazilians tried in every way to help the rookie make his gala debut.

“I remember that Ronaldo He gave me around three assists in the game and I couldn’t score. He kicked a ball and went up and I thought I was going to be able to finish it for the goal, but I couldn’t. The game was so cute. Yes Favalli He shot forward and I see him coming and I manage to get past the defense and control the ball. Something happened to me that I don’t know where I thought because the guard jumped. Sometimes the guard expected us to take him over the top. But I put it underneath.”

“When the ball went in, the stadium collapsed and started screaming. All the players came to hug me and I started crying. I didn’t know what was going on, I didn’t I didn’t know my time in Milan would be so beautiful. I saw my parents crying among the fans. It was very nice and the playoffs were also amazing. I was young, I waited so long and I played so little in professional football. And for the best team in the world, to score a goal on my debut was incredible.”

In this game, pato he was not the only Brazilian to leave his mark: Ronaldo he scored two goals and Kaká also scored.

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