Pato relishing rivalry
Milan striker excited by striker arrivals
Last Updated: September 4, 2010 9:59pm
Pato: Happy with competition
AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato has welcomed the arrivals of Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Rossoneri failed to mount a strong challenge for Serie A glory last season but spirits have been lifted ahead of the new campaign by some high-profile signings.
Robinho has joined from Manchester City, while Barcelona forward Ibrahimovic will spend the season on loan at the San Siro with a view to a permanent move.
The presence of Robinho and Ibrahimovic in the Milan squad may threaten Pato's chances of regular inclusion in the starting line-up.
However, the 21-year-old Brazilian maintains that he will relish the competition for places, while he is excited about what the club might achieve this term.
"We will be a great team," said Pato, who scored two goals in the 4-0 victory over Lecce on the opening weekend of the season.
"I am sure everything will work out perfectly. We are really ambitious and want to do well both in Serie A and the Champions League."
He added: "I do not fear competition. For me this is not a problem at all. Actually, it will help us to give our best.
"I am delighted that Robinho has joined us. I have yet to speak to him but I am sure that we will give our 100 per cent to Milan."