Karanka backs Kaka to play important role for Real
Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka has backed Kaka to stay and become an important part of their team this season.
Karanka insists that Kaka, 30, is an important part of the team's plans this season and hailed his recent form:
"The improvement of Kaka has been seen all over the world.
"We were the first to tell him that he would have games here if he stayed with us at the close of the market.
"It is what we all want and what we had in previous years."
This follows after Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho made four changes to the team against Rayo Vallecano last weekend and Karanka believes there will be a policy of rotation this year:
"We want players who are 100 per cent. We do what we see as best for the team."
The Brazilian, who was called up to the Seleção recently, was brought on for Mesut Ozil in the second half as Real Madrid won 5-1 against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.