The death of the former Azzurri striker comes a fortnight after another World Cup star Diego Maradona from Argentina passed away.
“Pablito, today the Brazilians suffer like the Italians,” Zico told La Stampa.
“His class exploded right in front of us, but he never bragged about having beaten us. He was aware of what that defeat meant for us.
“His travels to Brazil helped him understand our people, he never wanted to rage.
“The news was a cold shower for me, the good memories of the moments lived together remain.”