AC Milan’s Kaká is having his best season since 2010Kaká will be hoping for a call-up to next month's friendly -
The Brazilian midfielder’s performances have put him firmly in the thoughts of national team boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Kaká is having his finest season since the last World Cup in 2010 when he was a certain starter under previous manager Dunga.
The player has played in 17 of AC Milan’s 23 games this season, starting 14 of them and his recent performances are likely to lead to a call-up for next month’s friendly against South Africa.
The 31-year-old has played an average of 61 minutes in each of Milan’s games this season, scoring six goals and assisting another five. Such numbers may appear modest for a player voted best in the world in 2007.
On Sunday Kaká started on the bench as AC Milan lost 3-1 away to Napoli. He came on as a substitute for fellow Brazilian, Robinho, and he is one of the few Milan players to have been singled out for praise in a disappointing season thus far for the Italian giants.
His recent performances have, however, put him firmly in the sights of those around the Seleção, as confirmed by Technical Coordinator, Carlos Alberto Parreira, who admitted in December that the player had a chance of receiving a call-up.
“We like him. He’s on the radar, he’s being watched. He has a chance, yes,” said Parreira.
On Tuesday, Felipão will reveal the latest squad to be selected to play against South Africa in Johannesburg on March 5.