Ricky Kaká is looking forward to the derby and says people should stop comparing Lucas Paquetá with others.
The Derby della Madonnina takes place next Sunday and today Kaka spoke to MilanTV to discuss the game, but also to discuss Lucas Paquetá, who will be joining the Rossoneri in January from Flamengo.
“The derby is a very special game and the atmosphere that is there during the game is unique,” the Brazilian said. “I was very lucky, because my first goal with the Milan shirt was against Inter, with my head, which wasn’t my best quality.
“Then there were a lot of other derbies, also in the Champions League. It’s a match that means a lot. The derby gives you a lot. The coach doesn’t need to do much to motivate a team, there is the supremacy in the city and it’s already a great motivation. If it’s Gonzalo Higuain-Mauro Icardi on Sunday? It’s Milan-Inter. Of course, they can decide the game at any time.
“Paquetá? He is a player with a bright future ahead of him. He has already called up by the Brazilian national team but it’s better for him not to make comparisons, because I’ve seen many comparisons these days with me, with Pato, with Ronaldinho, Cafu, Rivaldo and all the Brazilian who have been a part of the history of Milan. We must avoid these comparisons, not only with me, to make sure that he can arrive and play calmly. I hope very much that he’ll do well and I’m very confident.
“An agreement with Milan for the future? I spoke with Leonardo and Paolo Maldini. Right now I’m closer to Milan. For now it’s just that. My priority is still being close to my family, to Luca and Isabella who are 10 and 7 years old. I talk a lot with Leo, to try to understand how to be a director.
“I’m doing a course in Brazil. I hope to one day work at Milan as a sporting director but there is nothing definite at the moment.”