Alexandre Pato says he'll get stronger as he continues his comeback for AC Milan.

Pato missed almost an entire season with muscular problems and has just returned to the field, but is lacking match fitness and sharpness.

"I am back after a long time, but in a way I never left. I have always been here working hard and am back playing on the pitch, which is what makes me happy. When I reach 100 per cent, everything will be fine.

"To those who say I am scared of hurting myself again, I reply that they don't know me. The only time I was ever afraid was when I was 10 years old and risked losing an arm.

"I have never felt so calm, as I am working well in a great squad with marvellous fans."