Kaka reveals the reason for his Real Madrid failure

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Kaka reveals the reason for his Real Madrid failure

The story of Kaka's Real Madrid spell is one of the most bizarre ones. The Bazilian seemed destined to succeed at the Bernabeu and yet it never happened.

Los Blancos broke the world transfer record to bring in Kaka from Milan in 2009. He was 27 and at the peak of his career: a Champions League, Ballon d’Or and World Player of the Year winner.

Unfortunately, however, injuries ruined the Brazilian’s chances of continuing his rise to power: he missed eight months in 2010, and suffered from subsequent, less serious injury setbacks. The Bazilian struggled to convince Jose Mourinho and eventually returned to Milan in 2013.

Now Kaka takes a look back at his spell at the Bernabeu in the interview for SporTV.

"I was convinced that I would succeed, it would be something out of the ordinary. I went as far as I could, to the limit," revealed the Brazilian.

"The problem in Madrid was continuity. First, it was because of the injuries. The first year I had a hip problem. I pushed to reach the World Cup and then I had an adductor injury. After the Cup, I have a knee operation and I'm out for six months. And when I return I have Mourinho. "First for the physical issue and then for the choice of the coach. I spent three years trying to convince Mourinho that he could give me opportunities. But it was his choice, it was beyond my reach."

Despite these disagreements, Kaka says that he has forgiven Mourinho:

"There is no problem between us," the Brazilian added. "I was in Manchester for a sponsorship gig and I stayed at the hotel where Mourinho lived and we talked for two hours.

"At some point we had a misunderstanding because I believed that I had to play and he believed that I did not. But they were respectful disagreements.

"I never rebelled and told him 'I'm leaving here', nor did I go before the press to complain. I told him: 'It's your choice, but I think you could have other options because I think I should have a chance to play. Now, you must choose.'

"He had no arguments. He told me he was not going to play because the position was for Ozil. I thought I could contribute. Mourinho is really what you see in the cameras. He has his explosive moments, but he's a very smart guy. What people see at press conferences is all prepared and planned and knows exactly what they are going to say. The problem I had with him was because of his choices. I thought he was wrong. But the team worked. We won a league and we reached the Champions League semi-finals."

Following a recent Manchester United sacking, Jose Mourinho caused a tidal wave of rumours, linking him to different clubs. It is really no surprise Real Madrid are among those, with Mourinho's history. But it seems Florentino Perez is not planning to bring the Special One back, with Santiago Solari's future remaining unclear.

AuthorDenis WunderSourceSporTV via Goal
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