Kaka: ‘I don’t want to be a burden’

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka says he does not want to be a burden at Real Madrid. After seeing a summer move to former club Milan collapse, the Brazilian international is resigned to remaining at the Santiago Bernabeu until at least January, although he still harbours hopes of getting back into Jose Mourinho’s side.

“My relationship with Mourinho has always been one of mutual respect and I have never questioned him, although his decisions have led to me being on the bench,” declared Kaka in an interview with Globoesporte.

“However, I don’t want to be a burden and hope to cement a place in the team based on hard work.”

The 30-year-old also claimed there had been no offers for him and admitted that since his return from a long-term knee injury he has ‘not been the same player’, but says he is working to be ‘decisive’ once more.

Despite this, Kaka said he was aware it would be very difficult to get back into the starting line-up at the Santiago Bernabeu, particularly since he will now have to compete with new arrival Luka Modric and German international Mesut Ozil.

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