While Spurs have the advantage going into tonight’s return leg, danger lurks in many parts of the AC Milan camp and no-one will be complacent about the task ahead. While Milan have injury problems of their own, they still have some world class players taking to the White Hart Lane turf tonight.
While most pundits will look to Zlatan Ibrahimovic to provide the main threat, tonight’s dangerman could well be his Brazilian strike partner Alexandre Pato.
Pato has a prolific record since joining from Internacional in 2007 and he currently averages around a goal every other game for Milan. It’s incredible to think that he’s still only 21 – an age when Spurs would probably be sending him on loan to somewhere like Yeovil.
Chances have been limited in the national side and so far he has just 12 caps, but his potential is clearly huge.
He’s on form this season too and perhaps because of Ibrahovic’s higher profile he doesn’t get quite as much recognition outside of Italy as he could. You can be certain that Harry Redknapp will know all about him though and given the chance, the man they call ‘The Duck’ will certainly ruffle the feathers of our unpredictable defence.