Ricky Kaka left San Siro happy yesterday and said: ‘I cannot explain the rapport I have with this jersey and this club.’
Milan beat Austria Wien 5-1 last night to secure their qualification to the Europa League knockout stage, and they did it with Kaka watching from the stands.
The Brazilian legend arrived in Italy this week and yesterday he had a tour at Mondo Milan Museum before meeting with CEO Marco Fassone. The two exchanged ideas as Kaka could return to working for the Rossoneri should he decide to retire from professional football at the age of 35.
Kaka watched the Montella’s Milan and greeted the fans, who will forever love Ricky, who is the last player before Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or (in 2007).
“After the match, I went into the dressing room,” Kaka said in a short interview with MilanTV at the end of the encounter. “It was a great victory. I am sure all the Rossoneri fans are really happy. It’s always a great feeling to be back home, I have so many great memories. It was a special night which will have a special place in my heart. Thanks to all the fans for this great welcome. Forza Milan!”
Speaking to Sky, he added: “It’s a pleasure to be at San Siro on a night like this, as Milan played really well and managed to win despite conceding the early goal. It is an indescribable feeling to be here in Milan, walking in the city where I experienced so many memories in my life. It’s wonderful.
“I cannot explain the rapport I have with this jersey and this club. I have to sort out my situation and decide whether to play for another year or not. I didn’t want to make my decision during the season, as I’d like to tune out for a little bit. I’m going on some journeys around Europe and taking my time.
“If I decide not to play anymore, then Milan’s doors would be open, I have a wonderful rapport with the club. The current side? It’s a young Milan that needs to grow and mature and they are already playing in a tournament that is very important, everyone wants to see Milan as the protagonists.
“A message to the fans? The first thing is that everyone here has the same objectives: to bring Milan back to be the protagonists. I tell the Milan fans to believe. It’s the first year under new ownership, there are many doubts, but anyone who loves this club must believe.
“André Silva? I like him a lot, on Thursday he scored these goals and he’s a very good player and has a bright future. He could’ve been a part of the Milan of our time. My Italian? I have to thank Nocerino, when he joined Orlando we had a good chat every day in Italian, so he helped me keep it fresh.”
Without Kaka (but most likely with Suso), Milan face Torino on Sunday. Montella’s side has to beat Mihajlovic’s Toro and you can get online casino no deposit bonuses and place a bet on the match.