Verona striker Iturbe relishing 'dream' match with Kaka

The 20-year-old is eagerly anticipating the chance to take on AC Milan on Sunday and has backed Clarence Seedorf to instil his winning mentality back into the Rossoneri
Verona striker Juan Iturbe is relishing the prospect of facing AC Milan star Kaka on Sunday.

The Gialloblu have enjoyed an impressive first half to the 2013-14 campaign and currently sit sixth in Serie A - 10 points clear of the struggling Rossoneri - ahead of the match at the Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.

Kaka has been one of the few positives for the San Siro side this season, with five goals in 13 league appearances since his return to the club from Real Madrid, and Iturbe - who joined Verona at the start of the season on loan from Porto - admits he will be proud to face one of his footballing idols.

"I used to dream about Kaka. Now I get to play against him," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Sunday's meeting marks the first game in charge for new Milan boss Clarence Seedorf, who replaced Massimiliano Allegri at the helm of his old side earlier this week.

Iturbe feels the appointment of the Dutchman could prove to be a shrewd one due to the continued success he enjoyed in a stellar playing career.

"I always liked Seedorf. As a young boy, in the Milan of [Carlo] Ancelotti, my favourites were him and Pirlo," Iturbe added.

"He was a winner. He won everything, more than once, even."