Pato admits Allegri issues
Alexandre Pato has admitted he would like a better relationship with coach Massimiliano Allegri amid reports he is set to leave AC Milan.
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Last Updated: 27/12/11 11:01pm
Alexandre Pato has admitted he would like a better relationship with coach Massimiliano Allegri amid reports he is set for a move away from AC Milan.
Reports in France claim that Paris Saint Germain are in talks over a possible €50million deal for Pato, who has previously been linked with a transfer to England.
Now big-spending PSG could be ready to seal a deal for Pato, which would seemingly then pave the way for Carlos Tevez' deal with Milan.
And on Tuesday, Pato revealed that things are not as he would like with Allegri.
"I would like to have a more direct relationship with Allegri," he told the Corriere dello Sport.
"I won't say much more. If he thinks it is right to criticise me, then I have to keep my head down and work. I have to respect what the coach says.
"The fact remains, however, that if he has noticed something wrong with my game then he would be better to come directly to me so we can discuss it together."
Pato also admitted how much he loved working under Carlo Ancelotti - who coincidentally is being strongly linked with taking over at PSG.
"Carlo always spoke to me, told me what to do on the field," he said.
"If I have to improve [now] then [Allegri] has to recommend how. Champions must always move forward, they are expected to be the best.
"Every now and then Allegri will explain something to me, but a coach should always suggest to his players how to correct defects."