Kaká ready to fight for his Real Madrid future
Kaká insists he is ready to force his way back into Real Madrid's starting eleven.
The 30-year-old playmaker has struggled in the last few seasons to recapture the form which saw him named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2007.
Kaká saw a potential return to AC Milan fail to materialise this summer, and despite losing his starting berth at Real Madrid last season, he insists that he is determined to win back his place.
''It's as if I was starting again at 30, after having won everything I've won," the Brazil international told TV Globo.
''I even ask myself, how much is all this effort worth it? Wouldn't it be better to go somewhere else or even another, less competitive league? Well, the answer has been 'yes, I still want this (Real Madrid)'.
''I arrive before the other players, do separate training, practice with the squad. The only way I'm going to get another chance is training more than the others and that's what I've been doing.
''Little by little the fans lost their hopes but I haven't lost hope yet and I believe I can still do a lot of good things at this club.''
Kaká went on to reveal that Real Madrid coach José Mourinho has informed him that he still has a chance of regaining his starting spot.
''We have a professional relationship, of mutual respect. I think that in a squad it's normal for a coach to trust one player more than another,'' he said.
''(Mourinho) made it clear that if I stayed at the club he would respect me and I'd have the same opportunities as everyone.''