Kaka: I had two problems at Madrid: One was injuries and the other was Mourinho

Posted Monday, December 31, 2018 by Marca.com

Kaka: I had two problems at Madrid: One was injuries and the other was Mourinho

After praising Cristiano Ronaldo as a player and as a person in a recent interview, Kaka explained he only had two problems during his time at Real Madrid; his injury situation and Jose Mourinho.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United players have subsequently had issues with 'The Special One.'

"I was convinced that Real Madrid would be good, I think I was persistent, I got as far as I could, to my limit," he said to Grande Circulo de SporTV.

"My problem at Madrid was continuity first and then the coach, as I spent three years trying to convince Mourinho that I should have more opportunities but it was his choice, it was out of my control.

"The first year I had a hip problem, then the adductor and I was operated on.

"I was out of action for six months and when I returned, it was Mourinho.

"I was an excellent professional, and today I can say with great joy that I can go to Real Madrid and the doors are always open.

"Florentino says that I was one of the most professional athletes in the club."

Once Mourinho left, however, things didn't get any better for the Brazilian.

"In the 2013/14 season, with the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, Florentino Perez wanted to renew the team with players from the academy and new players, and Ancelotti was very clear with me.

"He told me that the president had asked for these people to play and I told him that I had to play because I wanted to be at the World Cup, so the best option was to leave. "

With football being such a small world, it was inevitable that Kaka would cross paths with Mourinho again.

"There's no problem," he added.

"I went to Manchester to a sponsor's event, I stayed at the same hotel as him and we stayed talking for two hours.

"Mourinho is exactly what people see on camera, at the time he's explosive, but he is an extremely intelligent, very prepared guy, so what people see in the interviews is all prepared."

Kaka won't have anyone speak ill of Ronaldo either.

"He's super attentive to everyone, in the dressing room people know what he's like," he said.

"We were going to Los Angeles for pre-season, and he asked someone to buy 15 phones so he could distribute them to the staff that worked at the club.

"A very basic everyday thing, but which showed the human being that he is.

"He always helped me a lot, whenever he could he was encouraging me.

"I never had a problem with anyone during my career."

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