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São Paulo coach Muricy Ramalho surprised and worried by Pato arrival

Will Pato be able to recreate some of the form he demonstrated for AC Milan?
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The São Paulo boss talks about the club’s knew signing and says that he didn’t expect Corinthians to let the striker join the Tricolor.

São Paulo’s 2-0 victory in the São Paulo state championship was only a sub-topic in Thursday’s post-match press conference at the Morumbi. The waiting media was more interested in talking about the arrival of troubled striker Alexandre Pato.

Muricy Ramalho, the coach, admits that he felt pressure from the fans even before the signing was made and, during Thursday’s victory, organised fan groups abused Pato.

“This is a problem that we are going to have to look at. The player needs to feel good and feel welcome. If not, it’s complicated. We have to think about it,” said Muricy.

“I think it would be better if everybody accepted it and understood that this is our squad from now on. He wasn’t in a good way when he came back from Milan, I don’t know what happened. He came from a rival, but he is just a football player,” he completed.


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