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The midfielder is looking forward to facing Italy tomorrow evening...

Ahead of Brazil's clash with Italy in the Confederations Cup tomorrow, Kaka has revealed that he feels very Italian, despite playing for the selecao.

The midfielder is leaving Italy this summer to move to Madrid but has already revealed that he will have fond memories of his time in Milan.

Now, with Italy meeting Brazil and Kaka likely to start, he explained that he is looking forward to what is sure to be a tough match.

"It will be my first match against Italy. I feel very Italian, I spent six years there and I have a lot to thank the country for and Milan," AS quote him as saying.

"They suffered a defeat in London, but this time it will be different, it is an official game and I will play it with a lot of respect.

"Brazil against Italy is an international classic. They have to win [after their loss to Egypt] and that will give them special motivation, but for Brazil the motivation is always to finish first."

With regards to the part that he will play in the side, Kaka revealed that he is comfortable playing a more important role as time goes by.

"My responsibility in the national team grows each year and I take it on. I am one the leaders and I have my responsibility, but Brazil has other big players who can change a game," he told Marca.

The Real Madrid midfielder also spoke about the tournament itself, acknowledging that there are a few teams who could win it.

"There are three favourites to win; Brazil, Italy and Spain, and one can't forget about Egypt, who have been a great surprise. Everyone is speaking about Brazil and Spain but Italy are never dead. In 2006 they began wounded and ended up winning the World Cup," he concluded.

James Walker-Roberts, Goal.com

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