Kaká insists his time with Real Madrid was not a failure
Kaká has refuted claims his time with La Liga giants Real Madrid was a failure and listed the trophies he won at the Bernabéu as proof of his success.
The Brazilian midfielder failed to reach the same heights he had achieved at AC Milan when he moved to Spain in 2009 and left after just four seasons.
Now 32-years-old and back in his native country with São Paulo, Kaká was quoted by Football Espana as saying: “My time at Real Madrid was not a failure.
“I played 120 games, scored 28 goals and played an average of 30 games a season. I also won three trophies, the League, Copa del Rey and Supercopa.”
The former Ballon d’Or winner paid tribute to Chelsea manager José Mourinho, who managed him for the majority of his spell at Madrid.
Kaká believes working with the Portuguese manager helped him grow as a person, he added: “He was a person who helped me grow, to be patient, to fight and respect the decisions of the coach.
“I learned to respect that figure, their decisions and do everything in my power to make him see that I could play.
“It’s what I did in the three years I worked with him. It helped me mature and in that phase I went from a child to an adult. What happened with Mourinho was a time of difficulty.”