Antonio Cassano: Only Barcelona's Lionel Messi Is Better Than Milan's Alexandre Pato

Pato almost like Messi, Cassano says...
Milan attacker Antonio Cassano believes that only Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is better than Alexandre Pato.

Speaking to Il Corriere dello Sport ahead of Monday's game against Napoli, Cassano said, "Pato is the strongest of all, I told him this.

"Only one player is greater than him, Messi. Both would compliment each other and it would be exceptional to see them in the same team."

Former Blaugrana hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go head-to-head with Edinson Cavani, Serie A's top scorer thus far on 20 goals compared to Ibra's 13.

"Ibrahimovic - Cavani, the strongest? Let's not joke. What question is this? Cavani is a good player, but Ibrahimovic is from another category," added Cassano.

"As for Napoli, Walter Mazzarri believes they can win the Scudetto, but maybe he doesn't know Milan are stronger."

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