A day after Kaka has been officially announced, it’s starting to sink in now that one of the best players in the World has signed for the most prestigous and glorious sports franchise on Earth. What a great week. Who will follow suit to wear the white uniform? Who knows. I just want to enjoy this crack for now.
Kaka press conference:
What do you say to the Milan fans after your signing with Real Madrid?
I have much to be thankful for to Milan for all these years I have played there. I could project myself at an international level and I achieved many triumphs with the rossonero shirt. From here I want to send my deepest thanks to the Milan organization. I have been very happy there and I never would have accepted another offer that wasn’t this one. Only Real Madrid, with the consent of Milan, has made this signing possible.
Then why are you leaving the Milan organization?
The whole world knows about the financial crisis that is devastating us and Milan is passing through a bad period. Many businesses are passing through bad periods and Milan is one of them. The best way to help them was to accept this offer from Madrid.
What can you say about your new team, Real Madrid?
They are one of the best teams that there is in the world and they are building a solid project that will allow me to play with the best players of the planet. That was one of the reasons that I opted for this great club. In addition, they are creating a team to once again be champions in Spain and Europe. Real Madrid is a new motivation for me. I want to achieve new triumphs and win many titles with the white shirt.
What do you know about Real Madrid from your Brazilian compatriots?
All of them have said good things about Madrid and have advised me to sign for them. But I knew enough about the team, because they have exceptional players like Raúl and Casillas. David Beckham also advised me to sign for Florentino.
What made you sign for Madrid now and not during previous occasions?
Now it is a different situation. It is certain that I had to opportunities to sign in previous seasons, but Ancelotti, my coach at Milan, bet on me and on my game. To come to Madrid now is a gratifying experience.
What opinion do you have on Florentino Perez, your new President?
He has the idea to make an interesting sporting project and he is trying to buy other great world class players. I believe that he will be able to make a very offensive squad and for this I opted for this club.
Are you going to compete with Messi to be the best player in the world?
Messi has played very well this season and deserves the prize of the best player in the world because he has won three very important titles with Barcelona. He was an important figure in his team. In any case I hope the Barcelona hegemony ends and that Real Madrid wins new titles.
What do you hope for Milan after your departure?
They will surely have choices to win the league with Leonardo, who is a great coach. I am sure that great players will arrive and I am sure that they will continue going forward without me.
Will Pato be your replacement
I hope so. He has shown himself to be a great player. He only lacks a few years to mature to reach the top. He is a fantastic player.
Do you arrive to Madrid to finish your career here, like Zidane did earlier?
I have signed a long contract, for six years. I hope to make history in Madrid and to win many titles. This is my intention.
What number will you wear? Have you decided? It is rumored that you will wear the 5 of Zidane…
I am thankful that I have been offered the number 5, but Zidane is Zidane. He is a player with an acclaimed history with Madrid and with the French national team and I have much respect for him. I don’t know what number I’ll wear, I still haven’t decided.
You maintained a position of absolute silence and said that you were happy in Milan. What do you owe this to?
Because my idea was not to leave Milan, but economic circumstances made it like this. What is certain is that it was an offer that couldn’t be refused.