Thursday May 8 2014
Kaka on World Cup and Milan

Ricky Kaka insists he’s “not surprised” to be out of Brazil’s World Cup squad, but won’t commit his future to Milan yet.

The 32-year-old was not included in the provisional list released by Felipe Scolari, but assures there’s no need to be upset.

“It’s a pity, but I am not sad because I did everything I could,” Kaka told Sky Sport Italia.

“Scolari has always been consistent and made his choices. He hadn’t called me recently, so it would’ve been a surprise to be included. Robinho took the decision the same way I did, we gave it our all to go to the World Cup, but Scolari made other choices.

“I think the favourites for the World Cup are Brazil, Spain and Germany, followed by Italy, Argentina, England and Portugal. I am convinced Mario Balotelli will have a great tournament.”

As for his future at Milan, Kaka dodged the question on whether he’d activate the clause in his contract allowing him to leave if they failed to qualify for the Champions League.

“Perhaps I am more loved at Milan than at San Paulo. I am happy to have come back here and happy with my season too. It has been a special year.

“I still have a year on my contract. I am focusing on the next two games of the season and then we’ll see.

“The Europa League is an objective for us and therefore we have to focus on it, even if it’s not the ideal target.”

Kaka was also unsure when asked about Coach Clarence Seedorf, who only replaced Massimiliano Allegri in January.

“We hear many rumours and don’t know what will happen. We are all behind him, as six wins in the last seven games says a lot.

“We are finding the right position for me with Coach Clarence, because I played on the left, in the middle and the right.

“It’s always better for me to have fewer defensive responsibilities, as it means I can help out the team in attack more.”

The Brazilian then denied reports Massimo Moratti had asked him to cross San Siro for Milan’s rivals Inter.

“There were many rumours, but never anything concrete. I always had a good rapport with Moratti and we never closed that door, but kindly always pointed out that in Italy there is only Milan.”

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