Brazilian star Kaka has said that he wants to play more matches for the Real Madrid in the coming season, as he targets a place in the World Cup squad. Brazil will be taking part in the 2014 FIFA World Cup as the hosts. Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is expected to name a young team with the likes of Ronaldinho and Kaka extremely doubtful due to their poor form and fitness in recent years. Kaka has played very little football since arriving at Real Madrid in a £ 62 million deal in 2009. He has been one of the massive disappointments for the club.

However, the departure of José Mourinho and the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti is expected to boost his first-team chances this season. Carlo Ancelotti was the manager of Milan when Kaka became the best player in the world. The 31-year-old won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award in 2007 when Milan were under the stewardship of Ancelotti. Kaka has expressed his happiness at being reunited with his former manager. He has also expressed his desire to play a lot of matches for Real Madrid. It is going to be difficult due to the presence of players like Mesut Ozil, while Gareth Bale is also expected to come.

“My challenge for this season is to play with more continuity. I want to be physically fit, and then if I do well for my club I can get back in the national team. I want to play in the World Cup next summer. Carlo is an open coach who is helping me a lot. Personally, it’s great to train with him,” said Kaka.

He made only 12 appearances for the club last season. He was heavily linked with a move away from the Spanish capital in order to get regular first-team football, but he now appears to stay at Real Madrid.