Kaká: Real Madrid deserved to reach quarter-finals
Real Madrid playmaker Kaká believes his side fully deserve their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Manchester United 3-2 on aggregate.
The La Liga giants were held to a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the tie, after Cristiano Ronaldo cancelled out Danny Welbeck’s strike.
Madrid turned things around at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening with a controversial 2-1 win courtesy of goals from Ronaldo and Luka Modric, which Kaká believes they deserved.
He said: "The result of the tie is deserved and going through gives us confidence to get the 10th title. We knew the importance of the match, like we did against Barcelona.
"We have not won anything yet but it is a step forward. I am happy with the team because I know how hard it is to play here and to knockout Manchester United.
"I'm happy that we managed it. In football you never know what will happen and we still have a chance to win a double."
The Brazil international, who has just been called up by Luiz Felipe Scolari, also defended referee Cuneyt Cakir for his decision to dismiss Nani for a reckless challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa.
"I don’t know if it was right or not, I'm not sure what happened. Referees have to decide very quickly, though, and it is hard for them. Playing with 10 is not easy," Kaká added.
"There was also a handball in the area from a shot by [Gonzalo] Higuain. These things happen in matches and you have to move on."