Kaka Opens Up About His Relationship With Mourinho
Former Brazil International Kaka Opens Up About His Relationship With Jose Mourinho
Former Real Madrid star Kaka has opened up about his relationship with Jose Mourinho during their time together at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 35-year-old, who retired from football in December, spent four seasons with the LaLiga giants but struggled to perform to the levels he showed at his former club AC Milan.
Kaka has now admitted that he never quite adapted to life in Madrid, highlighting that he had a "respectful but complicated" relationship with the Portuguese tactician.
"In 2009, I accepted the proposal of Real Madrid, but I was completely destroyed there because I could not give what I had given Milan, I was completely lost," he told UOL Esporte.
"Jose Mourinho was a difficult coach for me and we had a respectful but complicated relationship. When I thought he would give me a chance, I couldn't prove to him that I was in good shape.
"I trained, I fought and I prayed a lot, but having not received the confidence of the coach, I realised that I could not work with him.
"The joy I had was to receive a message when he left Real Madrid and said that I was one of the most professional players he worked with."
The attacking midfielder made 120 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 29 goals and assisting 39 further strikes.
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