Pato took off with all the other Milanisti to head to Brazil for international duty a few weeks ago. He trained hard and yet had no part of the first match and for most of the second match. He says he respects Dunga and the fact that there are other players ahead of him. When he did finally make an appearance the crowd went wild screaming his name. With the final whistle being blown it ended his time with the Selecao and he returned where he belongs, to Milan. Flying 18 hours from Brazil back to Italy must have taken it’s toll on him, or maybe it was the new formation that Ancelotti tried out, because he had a lot of chances but didn’t seem able to capitalize any of them. What ever was going on with him I hope that this weekend will be different.
Pato also commented on the rumors following Kaka around like a black cloud. He says that he thinks Kaka made the right decision to stay in Milan in January and he doesn’t see him going anywhere. Well Pato I hope that you are right, because most of us Milan fans won’t be able to handle Kakagate 2.0
(sorry this post is kind of short and doesn’t have pictures but the media thing is being difficult and isn’t letting me post pictures)
Pato has been busy showing his house off to Galvão Bueno from Globo before he headed off to play with Brazil.
If you don’t understand Portuguese he mentions that Pirlo, Luca Antonini, Thiago Silva, Emerson, Seedorf, Dida, and Jankulovski are his neighbors. While he also has neighbors from Inter like Cambiasso, Dacourt, Burdisso, Materazzi, Maicon and Adriano. Talk about having some cool neighbors, well with the exception of the brood from Inter. He also talks about the doctor that operated on the tumor in his arm and how grateful he is to him, because if he wouldn’t have operated the tumor would have become cancerous in a few months.
I’ll have a recap of him training with Brazil and how he did up soon.
I apologize for not updating as frequently as I would like to, school has been crazy! Anyways enough about me lets get onto Pato.
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Pato was back at his bestest today with a brace against Siena. Last weekend against Atalanta he left me a little worried that the partnership with Pippo wasn’t going to work. However, this weekend he blasted those thoughts into outer space. Both of his goals were amazing but the first one left everyone with their jaws hanging open. Any explanation I try and give won’t do it justice so here is a clip of it:
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I wasn’t able to watch the full game, in fact I was unfortunately only able to only catch the last half hour. From what I read though, when Pato got tired everything went to hell. I went searching for the player ratings but only had luck with Milan news which gave him a 7.5 and Sport Mediaset which gave him a solid 7. He’s one of the only players that has been giving his all in every game so far, he covers more pitch than anyone, and he always plays to impress. I know I’ve covered this before but seriously, a 19 year old teen, who has only been with the squad for a year, has showed more heart on the pitch for Milan than players that have been with the club for more than a year. He gives us all something to believe in…like the fact that our whole squad isn’t completely crap.
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Pato was no where to be found during yesterdays game against Cagliari. He was probably still in bed enjoying the fact that he didn’t have to witness the horror that was the team today, I might be exaggerating a little but that’s not the point. If you want more detail on the game go to the Milan blog. No explanation was given as to why he wasn’t even called up, but knowing that Milan will face Werder Bremen again in a few days one can only assume that this was the cause.
Being that he didn’t play I don’t have an assessment of him. So I’ll use this time to post a very cute video sent to me by commenter Avia, thank you Avia for this great find. Avia sent me a video of a kids show that he was watching, while babysitting his two nephews , titled Pocoyo. I hope you don’t mind Avia but I’ll let the email explain where I’m going with this.
I was baby sitting my two little nephews recently and was watching a kids show with them called Pocoyo.
I dont know if you’ve heard of it but it has a character called Pato (and guess what?) HE’S A DUCK!!!!!!!!!!
Its so funny becasue my nephews are both adamant that the character has been named after our own little ducky!
They laugh everytime Pato is mentioned!
I understand fully why they would think he’s named after our Pato. If you have don’t have a very long attention span or you don’t want to sit through a 7 minute video, take a look at the skills he has with a ball at 00:45 seconds and then again at 5:35.
Our Pato is so cool he even has a character in a kids show named after him .
Yup, that’s right everyone Pato has been voted as player of the month for January! This past month Pato has showed the type of top caliber player he can be. He has scored 11 goals this season so far, three of which were scored in the month of January. He smoked both Mexes and Doni with his blistering pace to score a brace against Roma, and he’s beat Frey to score the one and only goal against Fiorentina. In addition, he was also one of the only players that fully showed up putting their heart and soul into Derby della Madonnina against Inter. Not only has he scored goals he’s also formed a brilliant understanding with Kaka. It’s been wonderful to see him go from the young kid from Brazil to Milan’s starlet.
Moka over at the Ac Milan Blog brought this video to my attention, thank you Moka, now sit back and enjoy.
Congratulations Duckie! You deserve it!
Hello offside world! My name is Ro, some of you might know me from over at AC Milan the offside, those that don’t no need to worry, you will come to know more about me. Now on to the reason we are all here, Alex Pato. If you don’t really know who Alex Pato is, here is a little info on him to get you caught up.
His full name: Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva
Date of birth: September 2, 1989
Place of Birth: Pato Branco, Brazil (hence the nickname Pato)
Height: 1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)
So how did the boy playing for Internacional in Brazil end up in Italy playing for AC Milan? Well take a look at this, and you’ll see why he was hunted by some of the biggest teams in Europe.
That moment will forever be engraved in my memory, I know it didn’t end in a goal but at that exact moment I knew that he belonged in Milan. That also wasn’t the last time that he has done the shoulder bounce, because he also did something similar during the Milan Vs. Reggina game; more on that in a future post though.
Not only does Pato have the skill and pace to become bigger and better that he already is. Being only 19 he hasn’t even reached his best yet, which should frighten the opposition a little. In many ways he’s still a teenager, his inexperience sometimes overshadowing his skill, but he has improved immensely in the last year. He loves to play video games and being on his laptop in his free time. So much so that he has been pictured many times in a heated battle against Ronaldinho on xbox during international duty.
To send us off I will quote a friend: “Pato is like a duck on ice, he’s that fast!”