Pato hits back at critics and aims to make history at São Paulo
São Paulo's new striker Alexandre Pato was presented to the media today and had some strong words for his critics.
The national team striker blasted those that have accused him of not trying hard enough and admits he can not wait to play for his new team.
Pato was quoted by UOL Esporte saying: "Most think certain things about me, but I am a very hard worker.
"I've always been the first to arrive and last to leave. I left home too early and learned many things. I left my mother crying in the road asking me a thousand times if I wanted to go away.
"In victory I feel the happiest guy in the world, and defeat I feel nothing.
"I'm working a lot and I think most have not seen what I did in my former club, I worked hard. I can not wait to play in the São Paulo shirt and to show my worth."
Due to Pato playing five times for Corinthians in the Paulistão, he can't play for his new side in the State Championship.
The earliest he can make his debut is on March 12th in the Brazil Cup. When he does start playing, Pato hopes to make history for São Paulo.
"I can not wait to wear that shirt in the game.
"Each workout is a game for me. I'll work very, very strong because I want to make history in São Paulo."