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Kaka Opens Up About His Relationship With Mourinho

Former Brazil International Kaka Opens Up About His Relationship With Jose Mourinho

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 18, 2018 09:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Former Real Madrid star Kaka has opened up about his relationship with Jose Mourinho during their time together at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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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."

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The attacking midfielder made 120 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 29 goals and assisting 39 further strikes.

Why do you think Mourinho never seemed to put his trust in Kaka? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Maloh11 Joined: 10 Apr 2017
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Maloh11 Apr 19, 2018 03:33 PM
thats where the rise of Ozil came on,by your downfall my player still the best ever to come up in Rossoneri. Timing was bad going to Madrid at that time
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Faysal Apr 19, 2018 09:32 AM
That is why he failed in cowdrid camp
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Umngcatshi Joined: 26 Mar 2018
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Umngcatshi Apr 18, 2018 09:19 PM
This Mourinho guy is seemingly fighting with every good player.

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