AC Milan coach Leonardo has no concerns over Pato form

AC Milan coach Leonardo has no concerns over the poor form of Alexandre Pato.

AC Milan coach Leonardo has no concerns over the poor form of Alexandre Pato.

He said: “Pato is a very important player for this team, he is only young and has a long career ahead of him. Renewing his contract was a great sign of consistency, proving we are also looking to the future. It’s true we expect a lot from him, but he needs to get used to that new responsibility.”

Ronaldinho and summer signing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar have also failed to make an impact and have often been dropped to the bench.

“It’s not just a tactical issue with Ronaldinho, as my choices depend also on how he works during the week. Huntelaar is a new player and naturally it’s easier for him to settle into a team that is already running smoothly.”