President Silvio Berlusconi and coach Carlo Ancelotti praised
Pato and Ronaldo, the great protagonists of the Rossoneri's evening. There was
also surprise and admiration for Ronie's return to the goal, in the hope of
seeing get back on top form soon.
Silvio Berlusconi after the big Milan victory commented on the great night of
his pupils and talked about the transfer market:
"Ronaldo and Pato have come to us, this is our transfer campaign and perhaps
there will be a new experienced defender. Surely considering the age of our
defensive department some reinforcements will be made. But we are also looking
for a young defender. Ronaldinho? He's a player who could be useful to any team,
but in this Milan side he's surely not indispensable."
"We have been waiting for Pato a long time, a few bureaucratic problems
prevented us from leetting him play before, we also waited for Ronaldo to get
back to his best and it's extraordinary that everything came together this
evening. Fortunately we were able to see Kaká playing behind these two great
"Pato? For tonight's match I would give him a 10. He's an extraordinary
footballer and he still has a lot of surprising tricks up his sleeve. His
accelerations in 10, 20, 30 meters are devastating. I heard the comment of
Napoli coach Edy Reja and I agree. If you allow Pato to play one against one he
"Ronaldo's future? I have an agreement with him. Ronaldo knows well that Milan
always support him, I don't think there will be any problems for his contract
At the end of the 90 minutes an overjoyed Carlo Ancelotti commented on the
splendid evening and Pato's debut:
"We have started a crucial month in the best possible way. I expected Milan to
do well, just like expected Milan to win and Pato's fine debut. But I did not
expect Ronaldo to do this well. Ronie did something extraordinary, he's been
training for just 10 days. He showed great ability despite not being at his best.
It was a wonderful evening, which was crowned by Pato's answer to all the
expectation surrounding him. This player is very fast, has great technique and
he's a very cold-blooded, mature lad. He will still grow, he has to find the
chemistry with his team mates and he has to realise what's going on around him."
"Pato's debut is on the same level as Kaká's at Ancona. The sensations are the
same, there is an important technical value to the player. I think the world of
this kid, I'm happy that everyone in the stadium applauded him and encouraged
"Pirlo is a fundamental player for us on every part of the pitch, he's able to
deploy our attacking potential to the fullest. This evening also Seedorf played
very well, he sacrificed himself but always gave an important contribution to
the attacking manouevres."