Kaká explains Barcelona role and hails San Siro support
Kaká accepts he had to play a disciplined role in Milan’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona.
The 32 year-old was deployed by manager Massimiliano Allegri as a left-midfielder. Kaká had to much defensive work, tracking Daniel Alves. The Brazilian insists he was happy to play with less freedom.
“Both Valter Birsa and I did well in playing that tactical role, he told Sky Sport Italia, as reported by Football Italia. “The Coach knows where I like to play, but at times like this I needed to help out.
“I try to rediscover my best form. As for Milan, I will do whatever it takes for the group. Tonight I needed to help out, work as a full-back and then send passes to Robinho.”
Kaká has a good understanding of how Barcelona play, given his years facing them with Real Madrid. He believes that gave him an edge.
“Playing against Barcelona so many times, I saw the importance of wingers in marking them, so I realised how to counter them and that it required sacrifices,” he continued.
Kaká assisted fellow Brazilian Robinho for the opener. It was his first start at the San Siro since returning to Milan in August. He was delighted with the reception the home fans afforded him.
“All this affection really helps and is more motivation. I hear them sing every time I step on to the field and there was a really special atmosphere at San Siro tonight. It’s the right place for me to play well.”