Thursday August 2 2012
Bonera: 'Come back, Kaka!'

Daniele Bonera would welcome Kaka back to Milan. “He can still give so much and for this season I’m betting on Alexandre Pato.”

The Rossoneri may have sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to PSG, while Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso and Clarence Seedorf have left, but they are in talks with Real Madrid for a reunion.

“I feel motivated and have more responsibility on my shoulders because this is the end of an era,” Bonera told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I think this is true of everyone in the team. It was inevitable there would be a generational hand-over and we still have the guidance of veterans like Massimo Ambrosini and Christian Abbiati. There are players in this squad who want to follow them.

“We lost a great deal in technical terms with such strong players, but Juventus show a collective can be more important than individuals.”

Bonera also hit back at former teammate Gattuso’s claims there was no discipline in the Milan locker room.

“Maybe not winning anything in the last season makes little incidents seem much bigger. All teams have a little bit of this, especially in the summer. It’s true at one point we went beyond our usual standards, but the atmosphere is very different now.”

Milan hope to bring back Kaka just three years after his huge move to Real Madrid.

“In football terms he can still give so much and of course he’s a lovely person. Having him here would be positive for many reasons, starting from how hard he trains and sets the example for others. Ricky is a fantastic professional,” continued Bonera.

“For this season I am betting on Pato, as I am convinced he has matured and the situation that has developed at the club will suit him.

“The fans must have faith, just as we have in this team. Building something new is a big challenge for everyone who is still here.”

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