Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has taken the time to praise Kaka in the wake of Los Blancos' 8-0 win over Millonarios in Wednesday evening's Bernabeu Trophy friendly match.
The Brazilian midfielder put in a fine performance and netted three times during his 60 minutes on the field, and Mourinho has admitted that Kaka's display has improved his chances of getting more playing time.
"Kaka played well, like the rest of the team, while we kept a solid structure. We worked well," Mourinho stated at a press conference. "When the players show motivation and ambition the consequence is that their coach is more confident and puts them in the team for official matches. Kaka and the others showed qualities to put their name in the coach's head."
The Brazilian, who has long been speculated to be leaving the club because of his uncertain role, will be looking to get playing time again this weekend when Madrid hosts Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.