Kaka Nearing Fitness
November 23, 2011
After making his £ 62 million move from AC Milan, Kaka has been a shadow of his former self – so much so that many people have said that his career is all but over. A number of knee injuries have limited the former World Player of the Year to just a few appearances, and to make matters worse Kaka has failed to deliver in those limited appearances. However, it seems that the tide is finally turning for the Brazilian, who appears to be coming close to some kind of meaningful fitness.
Just when it looked like it was all staring to go Kaka’s way however, Real Madrid coach José Mourinho has confirmed that Kaka will be missing the Champions League group stage match against Dinamo Zagreb. Even though Real Madrid are in a very comfortable position in the group, Mourinho still wants to win the match against the Ukrainians. The availability of Kaka would have been a major plus point for Real Madrid.
Still, it is not like that Real Madrid are not devoid of stars. The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema should be more than enough to handle the Ukrainians. Along with Kaka, José Mourinho will be without the likes of Ricardo Carvalho, Alvaro Arbeloa, and Angel di Maria. Though for some clubs having such a substantial injury list would make winning matches almost impossible, Real Madrid have the squad strength to deal with it.
Speaking about the Kaka situation, José Mourinho said “Kaka has a bit of a niggling little problem, but has started to overcome the injury. We’re not looking to rush himback though, unless he is 100%.” It remains to be seen if Kaka will be returning for the up-coming league matches instead, but we hope so.
Real Madrid have a three-point advantage over Barcelona in the League table. The return of Kaka would be a major boost towards reclaiming the title after three years.