Friday February 28 2014
Kaka eyes Juve ‘derby boost’

Ricky Kaka has labelled Milan’s clash with Juventus as an ‘international derby’ that represents a valuable three points for the Rossoneri.

San Siro will host Week 26’s clash between the traditional title rivals, with Juve currently leading the table and Milan sat in ninth position, 31 points behind.

Despite the disparity, the game is eagerly anticipated and represents a real opportunity, according to Il Diavolo’s Brazilian playmaker.

“The game against Juventus is a derby of Italy, an international derby, games that are felt deeply by us as players, by you in the media and by the fans,” Kaka has told Sky Sport Italia this week.

“All week you live waiting for this derby. We hope to be able to write another small page in the history of Milan, to say: ‘We played a great match against a great team’.

“For us, the three points are very important for the table but also on an emotional level and for our growth.

“To beat Juve would give us a great boost for the end of the season. This Juventus is very strong, they have great talent and are doing well.

“Clarence Seedorf? Now it is a good moment, we can see the light. We are on the right track.

“He has his own way and is very particular. He has taken a bit of everything and now has his own style, he is trying got put into practice his own philosophy and his work.

“I am a person who has trust for the relationship that we have.”

“Antonio Conte? I do not know his way of working, but, he has something special, because to win the League three years in a row is not easy, you have to have something special.

“I’m also a bit curious to know his secrets, I like being on the outside, but then to better judge him I would need to be with him every day.”

Kaka returned to Milan last summer after four years away at Real Madrid.

“After what happened with Manchester City [who had a rejected bid in 2009], I saw that the club had opened the door to the possibility of my sale, more or less I knew that I would probably be sold.

“These things happen, and from it came a beautiful time, I had in Madrid a very special experience, whilst it will remain in the history of Milan that I went away and returned four years later.”