Pato thanks Brazil team doctor
Alexandre Pato has thanked Brazil's team doctor José Luis Runco for the work he has done to help him regain his full fitness in the aftermath of the Seleção's 3-1 victory over Belarus in the Olympics on Sunday.
The AC Milan forward cancelled out Renan Bressan's opener before Neymar and Oscar both found the target to earn the five-time World Cup winners a comfortable win at the expense of the Belarusians at Old Trafford.
Pato started the match and revealed his happiness at returning to the pitch after a four-month lay-off due to a thigh injury.
''I'm happy I played and now I want to be 100 per cent,'' the 22-year-old told Tuttomercatoweb. ''I'm sure I can give a lot more for Brazil.
''I must thank José Luis Runco who helped me a lot to recover over these last few weeks.
''Yesterday [Sunday] was the first game I've started since I came off injured against Barcelona.''