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AC Milan youngster Pato happy with Pele comparison

AC Milan superkid Alexandre Pato admits scoring on debut for Brazil brought him to tears this week.

"I called my parents straight after the game and I was crying with the emotion," he told Milan's website.

"There's nothing you can say. I was so emotional and I wanted to thank my parents, as they deserve the credit for everything that I am achieving because of the education they gave me, and the fact that they were always close to me.

"There's a great feeling of joy at having made my Brazil debut. I would have had this chance before but I was denied by an injury."

Pato has been compared to Pele and added: "Without a doubt the comparisons make me happy.

"He is an idol to me, and a phenomenon."

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