Brazil captain Silva has praised Kaka following the recent recall…
Kaka has been called up, for the first time in two years, for upcoming friendlies with Iraq on October 11 and Japan four days later. The 30-year-old has struggled in recent seasons, due to a number of injuries and a loss of form, former Milan teammate defender Thiago Silva believes Real Madrid star still has what it takes.
Thiago told Globo Esporte: “He’s a player who can make a difference. He has made football history. He was not the best in the world for nothing, he already showed his quality on the pitch. It will be another player to share responsibility.
“There is a lot of pressure, he has experience and will help us a lot.”
Thiago Silva also spoke about Kaka’s life at Real Madrid, where he has struggled for game time under Jose Mourinho, but he doesn’t think this will be a problem. He added: “Ricky hasn’t played much for Real, but he was called because the coaches are confident in his work.
“With this call-up, I hope he will get more opportunities at Real Madrid. He is a good guy and I hope this return will help us on our way to the World Cup.”
Also former Brazil international Edmilson has stated Arena SporTV his opinion on Kaka’s return.
“The team has a lot of youngsters. It needs one or two more experienced players who have been to a World Cup. Players like Ronaldinho, Robinho, Pato, Adriano couldn’t fit in the needed role.
“I think Kaka is different. To have him in that mix, even if you play just 50% of the time, will be of fundamental importance.”