Zico: Chelsea A Great Opportunity For Pato

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Former Brazil international and Chelsea legend, Zico believes Chelsea move is a great opportunity for Pato.

Pato joined Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season from Corinthians, but is yet to make his debut.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for him. You could even call it a golden opportunity,” Zico told Chelsea’s official website.

“He’s a player who has had ups and downs but he is a top-quality player and I think he will settle at Chelsea and do very well, which will also be very good for the national team.

“When Pato broke through, he was considered the jewel of Brazilian football. He moved to Milan and was doing very well but then injuries came along and unfortunately he really suffered with them.

“Now he has another chance to prove his quality at Chelsea and get back to his best.”

Zico was also full of praise for Chelsea winger Willian, who has scored twice in his last three games for the club.

“Willian is having an amazing season and is getting better all the time. It’s great for the Brazilian people to see our players do well and enjoying success abroad and, of course, it also benefits the national team,” he added.



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