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The Brazilian midfield wizard has been voted the best player of the Confederations Cup and he is eager to continue his winning streak.

New Real Madrid megastar, Kaka has kicked-off off his post-AC Milan life on a triumphant note after helping Brazil to a 3-2 win over the United States to lift the FIFA Confederations Cup on Sunday night.

The €67 million man was also voted the best player of the tournament ahead of top scorer, Luis Fabiano and Clint Dempsey and he hopes that this is just the beginning of another illustrious chapter to his footballing life.

“I’ve already started to win as a Real Madrid player,” he told reporters during the post-match banter, “but I will talk more about Madrid on Tuesday when I am officially presented at the club. This Confederations Cup win is a good start.

“I am very happy to have played my part for the team in the final of this competition. It’s because Brazil became the champions that I was voted man of the match and the best player of the tournament. 

“Now, I hope that I can continue in the same manner in the new phase of my career,” he added.

Kaka could have capped off an even more remarkable evening had his 60th minute goal, when Brazil were trailing 2-1, been awarded by the linesman.

“I don’t know if anyone saw the television replays because I don’t know if the ball crossed the line or not,” he said.

“It would have been fantastic to score a legal goal. These are aspects that FIFA can check and improve on. It would have been important for me to have scored this goal.”

The 27-year-old now joins fellow Brazilians, Adriano (Germany 2005), Ronaldinho (Mexico 1999) and Denilson (Saudi Arabia 1997) as previous Confederation Cup Golden Ball winners. Other victors include Thierry Henry and Robert Pires.

KS Leong, Goal.com

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