The full-back, speaking to Inter’s Official TV interview, has revealed that the newly recruited Blues attacker is the one player he least looks forward to facing!
“The toughest opponent I ever had to mark was Alexandre Pato in Cesena-Milan,” the Japan international confirmed.
The wideman also confirmed in the interview that he recently rejected the chance to move to Manchester United during the January transfer window, with Louis van Gaal surely considering the Asian star as a potential replacement for injured Luke Shaw.
Nagatomo insisted that the reason for his move was because he wanted to stay in Lombardy and work with Roberto Mancini.
However, might Nagatomo’s decision be due to the fact that it could have opened the door to an unwanted reunion with Pato?!
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The Brazil attacker moved to Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window, when he completed a loan move from South American giants Corinthians.
The forward has had his well-documented injury problems, but he remains an elite poacher and—once he gets on the pitch—could prove to be just the fillip the Pensioners need for Guus Hiddink to ensure that their season ends on a high.