Great great interview of Kakà from Globo.com!
Kaka Exclusive: ten-year career, and the toughest moment in football
In an interview with “Esporte Espectacular”, the Real Madrid player is back to the fields after six months out, but he still tries to restore his confidence.
Kaka completed this week ten years as a professional football player – a fair reason to celebrate. However, he is concerned and he's trying to find again the good football that led him to the Brazilian national team and earned him the title of world's best player in 2007. After the elimination in the 2010 World Cup and six months out because of knee surgery, Kakà wears again the shirt of Los Blancos, and tries to regain confidence.
In Madrid, Kaká received the reporter Pedro Bassan for an exclusive interview with “Esporte Espectacular.” He opened his heart and he didn't evade questions. He recalled his early career at Sao Paulo FC, talked about the current passing moment and the future moment in football. The Brazilian player admitted that he needs to recover physically and also psychologically .
The fans of Real Madrid are waiting for good performances of the third most expensive player of all time, and coach Jose Mourinho as well. Kaka knows that he has to answer to the needs of the coach in order to get a place of starter in the meringue team.
When he's talking about future, Kaka thinks only for a return in Seleção. He said the coach Mano Menezes left the door open for return. Back to Brazil before 2014 is not in the plans of the player, he just wants to play the next World Cup.
When he's thinking about the past , he talks about the memory of the first game as a professional , on 1 February 2001 , the Rio- Sao Paulo tournament , a draw at 1-1 between Sao Paulo and Botafogo . In the same tournament and even against Botafogo , Kaká became a hero by scoring two goals in the decision .
If the pitch things are not very good , outside is just joy . Kaka is expecting the birth of his daughter , who will be joined by eldest son Luca . The girl's name is not yet determined , but options abound : Julia , Natalia , Isabel la, Sofia …
Check out excerpts from the interview :
How was your debut in football ?
“ It was ten years ago . On February 1st , I was making my debut in Sao Paulo , in the Tournament Rio - São Paulo . Many people think it was in the final game against Botafogo I made two goals , but it wasn't . My debut was in the group stage , 1-1 at Morumbi against Botafogo . “
Did you expect to be the champion that you are today ?
“ Honestly , no . At this time , my dreams were being a professional player for Sao Paulo and , if possible, play with the Brazilian national team . “
What is your biggest challenge ?
“ Today , my challenge is to get good results with Real Madrid . I'm coming back from injury, a very difficult period for me . I think my injury is not only a physical injury , but also a psychological injury as well . I 'll be back , but under what conditions ? When I get back? These all questions need to get answers . “
What are the obstacles ?
“ I want to change my thinking , stop being a little pessimistic , but believe more , have faith that God brought me here . Everything that happened in my career in ten years things were wonderful, and I don't want that 's stop now , I hope it will keep happening and I need a little patience . But I know that nobody has patience in football , things happen very fast . “
You are already recovered from knee surgery ?
“ No, not yet 100 % . I do not feel pain . Now I'm trying to shape. Not a matter of rehabilitation, but in a matter of pace, speed, skill , all these things that I miss . Along with that , all this part of confidence . I think the main thing is confidence . Without it , you do not have the same courage, the same motivations when you 're confident . “
How is your relationship with Mourinho , coach of Real ?
“ He helped me very , very much. From the time I was hurt , he always encouraged me and helped . They went out speculation that I was leaving the club . He said “ this does not come from us , we have no interest I want you to stay “. But of course , the coach trusts the player who solves his problems . And I have not gotten to that point with Mourinho because of my condition . Not because he is not giving a chance , he got me to play, but unfortunately I didn't give what he and I would like . The relationship with him and the coaching staff s excellent . “
How was your conversation with Mano Menezes ?
“ He left the door open . He said : I wanted to count on you when you are well . I told him that with great pleasure , If he thinks I 'm worthy , so I will be available . “