Kaka on time at Real Madrid, new Milan role, Brazil and more…

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KAKA TARGETS a Selecao return but for now he focuses on his new role at Milan, where he hopes to teach and learn.

Kaka will play with the Rossoneri for the first time today since leaving in 2009 for Real Madrid and it will be in a friendly match against the Swiss Chiasso. Ricky returned to Milan earlier this week and has already been presented to the press.

It’s hard to imagine that Kaka will play at the 2007 level but Ricky will still have a very important roll, both on the pitch and the dressing room, as he will – perhaps for the first time in his career – be the one that needs to guide the youngsters.

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“My return? I’m very happy to return to Milan. It’s a great opportunity to take the pitch again. I really needed it, so I think the decision I’ve made is ideal,” Kaka told the radio station Jovem Pan, as reported by the website Milannews.it. “My number? I’ll wear 22 because it’s the shirt that I’ve always worn here. There was also a survey on the social networks and 22 won.

“My role? It should be the one of the trequartista. We haven’t done a tactical training yet but I think I’ll be behind the two strikers. Why it didn’t work at Real Madrid? I’ve thought about it several times and I’ve concluded that it was down to the lack of continuity. I haven’t had many injuries – only two: one in the groin in 2008 and then I had a knee surgery after the World Cup in 2010. When I came back from the injuries, Mourinho had already brought several players who he trusts more.

“I tried to win back a place but I couldn’t do it and I thought it was the best to leave. Mourinho? I don’t blame anyone. I tried and I fought and I was always available. I think I did well in the times in which I selected. Mourinho, like every coach, chooses and uses the players in which he has trust. I’ve learned a lot on the professional level as well as on the personal level at Real Madrid. I learned that I need to have more patience and fight harder. It was great to work with Mourinho.

“The feeling of never really being away from Milan? It’s a strange emotion but it is what it is. I received great affection when I returned to Milanello. Regardless of the results of my move to Madrid, I’m happy that I was there, it’s a very special club.

“The fact that Milan is now young and the different role in the dressing room? I’ve a different responsibility,” the 31-year-old added. “I learned a lot from the experienced players at Sao Paulo, Milan, Real and the Brazil national team. Now I have this role which is new for me. I’m one of the more experienced players at Milan and I’d be happy to teach and also learn.

“There are many young people here that can show me many new things. The reduction is the salary and the free transfer? Real Madrid reached an agreement with Milan. The money is not the priority. It’s nice to win and be rewarded for your work but the money has never been my primary motivation. In 2009 I could’ve gone to Manchester City and earn more (they offered Milan over €100m too) but I’ve always thought of football as a passion and the money only comes as a result of it.

“The experience at Milan? I have a very beautiful story here. I miss just a few goals to get to 100 goals at Milan, only 5 are missing. I hope the number will increase. The 2014 World Cup in Brazil? I think a lot about a return to the national team and the World Cup in Brazil. But it all depends of what I will here at Milan, if I have continuity and get good results.

“The World Cup is the secondary objective – the first is to play well and be happy. The rumours about a possible return to a Brazilian club? Just rumours. In December 2012 I spoke with Sao Paulo but there was nothing concrete. There were just inquiries but nothing that drew me to return. Ideas for the rest of my career? I honestly don’t know. I have two years on my contract with Milan. If my priority would be to go back to Sao Paulo? I’d give more priority to Sao Paulo but if there was a possibility of playing in another Brazilian club I wouldn’t have any problems,” said Ricky, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2007.

“My most important moments? The 2002 World Cup was a unique experience, even if I played little. I played with champions and became a world champion at the age of 20. There is nothing more special for a player. In 2007 I was the best player in the world and it was a beautiful individual recognition, but it was because of what I achieved with Milan.

“My Milan ‘debut’? This Saturday there is a friendly match in Switzerland and the following Saturday we play Torino.” Kaka is expected to play against Chiasso (kick off – 18:00 CET) behind the two forwards – his friend Robinho, and Ale Matri.

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El Greco
El Greco
7 years ago

Guys please stop claiming that Kaka’s level has dropped significantly because he’s 4 years older than 2009 and hasn’t played a lot at Madrid. Kaka has immense quality which i’m sure he’ll show on pitch. In terms of physical condition, ok he won’t sprint like Bolt, but neither grande Pirlo does. I know his mind runs very fast and that’s the most important. Kaka is Kaka and his class is eternal…

dejan10
dejan10
7 years ago
Reply to  El Greco

Agreed! Anyone who says that clearly hasn’t seen him play at RM.

nana-fynn
nana-fynn
7 years ago

forza kakaaaa

Fanyio
Fanyio
7 years ago

Good luck Ricky.. Looking forward see u on worldcup.. Forza milan

Milanista121
Milanista121
7 years ago

Good luck, Ricky! I wish you all the best!

Jefta afolabi
7 years ago

I wish u d best kaka. Forza milan, forza kaka. I will never doubt u bro

fendi tjuatja
fendi tjuatja
7 years ago

I agree to what El Greco said. That self claimed special portugal crap can never take away glories from Kaka. He may take some of confidence away like he did to Sheva and many other real stars, but I believe Kaka will bounce back at home.

MODOU MBOOB
7 years ago

U can do it rick juz focuz n kep d faith forza rick forza milan

sherzod
sherzod
7 years ago

even if he plays half of his old games, still better than boateng

offliner
offliner
7 years ago

I love this guy and he cannot be compared to Shiva, who asked to leave Milan for sake of money. This guy was forced to leave and accepted for sake of Milan same as Thiago. I wish to see you playing along with Balo and sharawi to teach those who did not accept this move and start writing disrespectful non sense articles.
Ricky is the king of loyality, respect, and commitment.

sherzod
sherzod
7 years ago
Reply to  offliner

Sheva didnt leave for money, she left because his wife wanted to, get ur facts right

Hasowayne
Hasowayne
7 years ago
Reply to  sherzod

Hmmmm.. You are wrong my friend.. Sheva definitely left because of money and I remember he claimed and I quote ”Myself and my family have decided to move to England because I will like my children to be educated in English” his wife was also a a major part of it all.. We still loved him anyway…

natti
natti
7 years ago

5 goals ? he should get them by the end of november 🙂

Abbiati
Abate Mexes Zapata De Sciglio
Montolivo De Jong Poli
Kaka’
Balotelli El Shaarawy

ac milan usa
ac milan usa
7 years ago

could someone tell me where can i watch this match plsss

I_am_Daniel
I_am_Daniel
7 years ago

My Role Model….Love u very much sir! Even if u dnt perform to xpectation which i knw u will, my love 4 u will neva take a byte off…

SHE'UBA K.T
SHE'UBA K.T
7 years ago

“OFFLINER” I realy like ur comment, kaka is a special and great man even without being a footballer. talk good or keep silents guys. i’m true milanista.

ac milan usa
ac milan usa
7 years ago

Abiatti Abate Zappata Maxes DeSiglio Montolivio Kaka DeJong Robinho Balo SES

ac milan usa
ac milan usa
7 years ago

Abiatti Abate___________Zapatta__________Maxes___________DeSiglio

r kenny
7 years ago

i wish u best of luck in ur returning back 4za milan.

ChrisMilan
7 years ago

Off-topic but anyone else who enjoys Saponara’s performance as we speak?

He’s doing good.

ChrisMilan
7 years ago
Reply to  ChrisMilan

Now he scored as well. A tap in perhaps, but it’s encouraging in terms of the fact that he showed no fear of running into the box.

I missed the first half but Vergara and Saponara are looking really, really good.

Anyone knows how Kakà did? I saw an assist for Nocerino on the replay.

Raphael Minter
Raphael Minter
7 years ago

Kaka is de best

nana-fynn
nana-fynn
7 years ago

kakaaaa

salam
salam
7 years ago

saponara 1 goal forza milan

offliner
offliner
7 years ago

Thank you She’uba, I just dont like ppl who do not believe and cannot keep their mouth shut talking about Great Milan.

phillmicester
7 years ago

grabriel is back also can wait to see him play

udochukwu
udochukwu
7 years ago

so y d panick buy? Gabriel, saponara and vegara are all available now. Knew that we’d hv more than a 25-man squad. More mediocres.

sunshinekaka
sunshinekaka
7 years ago

Forza my Twin(kaka) forza milanista

guervo
guervo
7 years ago

great game! the attacking seems okay but the problem right now is when the opponent counter-attack we always end up 4 vs 3 of our defenders. luckily the team we play against yesterday passing is not so good. if this happen when against a top team like barca it will probably become a goal, hopefully allergi can find this problem

offliner
offliner
7 years ago

Sherzod, thats not my point. I just want clear the point of comparing sheva to kaka. I like sheva, but he is not Kaka.

san siro
san siro
7 years ago

Let kaka receive d captain band, I thin datz gonna be a moral booster 4r him. FORZA MILAN!*!*!

acbaba
acbaba
7 years ago
Reply to  san siro

@san siro And achieve what bro?.would only cause unrest and malice within the squad.Montolivo hasn’t even lasted with the armband yet.collectin it to give kaka would be stupid.not because he doesn’t deserve it,but because it’s gonna distabilize da team

dejan10
dejan10
7 years ago

Saponara looks GREAT. Imagine Saponara / Mastour midfield in a few years time….

Successlinho
7 years ago

Forza Milan!

colonel sulexdinho pato

can som1 tell me abt saponara,kaka,robinho,silvestre,verghara in dat game against chiasso…forza milan

pharuq
pharuq
7 years ago

Forza milan forza kaka

Forza! Milan
Forza! Milan
7 years ago

Forza! Milan

donmilan
7 years ago

RICKY kaka ……… Don’t worry everything will get better , all you need to do is stay focus and train harder …….. FORZA KAKA