Wednesday August 17 2016
Kaka: 'Sad to watch this Milan'

Former Milan icon Kaka says 'it's sad to see the team like this' and urges the club to take a more patient approach.

The Orland City captain won a Ballon D'Or when playing for the Rossoneri, but his club has fallen very far down from its previous heights, and hasn't even qualified for Champions League football in the last three years.

"I had very good moments there, I saw Milan at the top of the world, and to see the team like this now, it's sad," Kaka said, in an interview with Omnisport.

"They're still a big club with a great history. Of course the history doesn't go on the field but when you have history like this, it is just a period, so they can come back and be the best in the world.

"I think in a few years we will see Milan fighting for the Champions League again and winning Serie A. I'm sure Milan can do this again."

The club just underwent yet another summer revolution, one which culminated with a change of ownership and the appointment of young Coach Vincenzo Montella.

“I think he is the man. It's not easy. I don't know how the Chinese will handle it but I think they will make some changes. I hope these changes will bring Milan to the top again.

"In my opinion, Milan have to understand that in this moment they have to go step by step. First step will be qualifying for Europe again and playing the Europa League and the Champions League, because the favourites again are Juventus. They are doing very well and have a very good team.

"We saw Juve playing in Serie B a few years ago and they took advantage of that to build the team again and build a new stadium. After that, they made the Champions League final and they have continued to win Serie A. It's a good example for Italian teams to follow.”

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