Pato glad he left AC Milan
Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato feels he had to leave AC Milan to rediscover his best form.
The forward departed the Rossoneri in January, returning to Brazil in a deal worth around £12 million.
Having scored 62 goals in 132 appearances across his first 4 seasons, a spate of muscle injuries began hindering Pato’s form, and he netted just once in his last 18 months at Milan.
Having maintained fitness and found form with Corinthians, the 24 year-old is now back in the plans of national team trainer Luiz Felipe Soclari. He netted his first goal in over a year for the Seleção in Saturday’s 6-0 victory against Australia.
“For me to leave the Rossoneri has been good, I wanted to get back into shape and play more games,” said Pato, speaking to Goal International.
“Now that I’m here my goal is to win a place in the World Cup. For the way I am playing with Corinthians I think I am deserving of this.”
Pato’s scored six goals in eleven starts for Corinthians this season, but has not found the net since he struck in a 1-1 draw with Atlético Paranaense, at the end of July.