Soccer

Kaka's main objective is 'to conquer' at Real Madrid

In an exclusive interview with CBC Sports, Brazilian star Kaka said his main objective with Real Madrid "is to conquer and be victorious."

Kaka has won it all.

During his time in Italy, the Brazilian established himself as one of the top players in the world while helping AC Milan win the Italian league championship (in 2004) and its seventh Champions League title (in 2007).

Along the way, the talented playmaker collected individual honours as though they were trading cards, including winning the FIFA world player of the year and the Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) Award in 2007.

If he retired tomorrow, he would be able to walk away secure in the knowledge that he would be considered one of the greatest players ever to grace the game with his elegant presence.

But the competitive fires still burn for Kaka, and the 27-year-old Brazilian, who joined Real Madrid from AC Milan in June is anxious to showcase his talents for the most famous club in world soccer.

Helping Real Madrid win a 10th Champions League crown tops his list of ambitious priorities.

"I want to keep winning with Madrid. I want to do well in the Champions League. Every opportunity that presents itself, my main objective is to conquer and be victorious," Kaka told CBC Sports in an exclusive interview.

Madrid bought Kaka from AC Milan after shelling out a $101-million Cdn transfer fee, but he hasn't made a single appearance in any of the Spanish club's pre-season games this summer.

If all goes well, the Brazilian, along with fellow newcomer Xabi Alonso (acquired on Tuesday following a transfer move from English side Liverpool), could make his debut for Real Madrid on Friday night when they play Toronto FC in an international friendly at BMO Field.

"I'll make my decision on the lineup tomorrow, but there is a big possibility for both of them to play their first game for Real Madrid," Pellegrini told reporters Thursday.

Toronto FC's agreement with the Spanish powerhouse calls for all of the team's summer transfers (includig Kaka, Alonso and Cristiano Ronaldo) to play at least 45 minutes of Friday's game, barring injury.

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