Kaká ready to be a leader at Milan following Madrid struggle
Kaká hopes to stay at Milan for a ‘long time’ and help nurture the younger members of the Rossoneri squad.
The 31 year-old returned to the club on transfer deadline day, after a largely unhappy four years with Real Madrid.
Kaká admits that he found it tough in Spain, even if he learnt from the experience.
“I return to Milan as a stronger player and more experienced after four difficult years personally and professionally,” the Brazilian international told Sky Sport Italia.
“In Madrid I learned to suffer the critics, to be challenged and to be constantly under pressure. So many doubts have made me grow.
“The atmosphere at Real Madrid is like that of many other clubs. In Milan, the relationships are closer.”
Now at the veteran stage of his career, Kaká understands he now has to be a leader at Milan and is ready to embrace the added responsibility.
“I face this new experience with a different consciousness to my previous stage. Now I have to exert a role of leader,” he continued.
“I hope to be in Milan for a long time, to help those who are younger and still learning. Milan 10 years ago was different, but the feelings are the same. It is as if I had never left.”
The trequartista is currently out injured, having suffered a muscle strain on his competitive return for Milan in a 2-2 draw against Torino, last weekend.