Sunday May 11 2014
Kaka: 'Another year at Milan'

Ricky Kaka confirmed he “will stay at Milan, as I want another year,” but wouldn’t comment on Clarence Seedorf’s position.

The Brazilian arrived last summer from Real Madrid and has a clause in his contract allowing him to walk away if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

However, Kaka told Rai that he has no intention of activating it.

“Am I staying at Milan? Yes, yes,” he assured. “I want to remain for another year, but then it’s up to the club to decide.

“I still enjoy playing football. I had physical problems in Madrid and that moment the pain was stronger than the pleasure.

“In Madrid I learned to have faith, perseverance, patience and much more beyond football. The results weren’t what we expected and it was not easy to deal with the pressure, as it was a situation I wasn’t accustomed to.”

Kaka was hoping to receive a call-up for Brazil’s World Cup squad, but didn’t get the nod.

“It’s a shame, as it could’ve been my fourth World Cup, but I am not sad because I know that I did everything possible. Scolari was consistent in his choices.

“I think Brazil are the favourites, followed by Spain, Argentina and Italy. I see the Azzurri as very strong, with great tactical intelligence.

“Brazil did not use the funds for the World Cup wisely and over the years the investment will leave little to the Brazilian people.”

Today Milan were beaten 2-1 by Atalanta and there was an ugly incident of racism when someone threw a banana at Kevin Constant.

“In my view these problems go beyond football,” said Kaka. “I don’t like that the stadium becomes a spotlight for these people. If someone is racist, then he is at all times, including at work and in everyday life. The people who can do something about this ought to take action.”

That result in Bergamo also left Coach Seedorf hanging by a thread after President Silvio Berlusconi criticised him.

“Let’s leave these matters to the club,” shrugged Kaka.

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