Pato (left) with Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo
Guus Hiddink has revealed his desire to see latest arrival at Stamford Bridge, Alexandre Pato in action for Chelsea.
Hiddink told Chelsea’s website on Saturday what he wants from Pato after the Brazilian finalised his loan move to Stamford Bridge.
The 26-year-old attacker from Corinthians is returning to his squad having spent a number of years at AC Milan earlier in his career.
“He was used to playing as a striker in Milan when he accomplished his promise in certain periods,” said Hiddink.
“We want him to play as a striker as well, maybe with a slightly different style, and second or third to Diego Costa who is of huge importance to us. Recently he has played a little bit more in the advanced midfield position as a number 10 or on the left or the right.
“We will measure his physical fitness. It also depends on his body and whether he gets in shape quickly or not. He can be an athletic player; he doesn’t need weeks and weeks to lose the kilos. We will test him physically then put him in training sessions and we can rapidly see when he will be available.
“I haven’t watched him live but I have watched him in several video clips. I am curious to see him on the pitch.”
Hiddink is aware of the challenge Pato faces to prove himself but he says the attacker should be praised for choosing Chelsea, and England’s top flight, as his next destination.
“If he didn’t have a lot of desire then I don’t think he would have made this step to the Premier League,” said Hiddink.
“He could have been a little easy and say life goes on, but making this step gives him the first benefit after some doubts that occurred in the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper