April 10, 2011

Kaka: Real Madrid can win the treble this season

Kaka believes that the team can still win the Primera Division, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League this season.

Los Blancos are currently eight points behind Barcelona in the title race, and face the champions in the second Clasico meeting of the season next Saturday evening.

The two teams then confront each other in the domestic cup final and look set to meet in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and the Brazilian believes that they can emulate the Blaugrana's achievement from 2008-09 in this campaign.

"Of course Real Madrid can beat Barcelona,” he told Madrid’s official website. “We can win La Liga, the Copa and the Champions League, but first we need to focus on Tottenham [in the second leg of the quarter-final tie on Wednesday]."

Kaka scored twice from the penalty spot in the Merengues’ 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Saturday evening and is delighted to have played his part for the team.

"I need to work hard to enjoy football again,” enthused the 28-year-old. “The only problem was with my knee, which limited me from playing all out. I need to work hard down the home stretch of the season.

“I hope to have fun playing football. I feel like I owe it to Real Madrid and the fact that I haven't fulfilled expectations bothers me."

Kaka further expressed his indebtedness to coach Jose Mourinho, stating: "I am grateful to Mourinho for everything he has done to help me. I have no problem with him whatsoever. He is a great coach and he is helping me grow as a footballer."

Kaka has scored four goals and provided one assist in nine league matches for Madrid so far this season.