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Real Madrid Star Kaka Distances Himself From Remarks Calling Manuel Pellegrini A 'Coward'

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka has distanced himself from comments made by his adviser Diogo Kotscho following his substitution in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League defeat to Lyon.

Kotscho labelled Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini a "coward" via his Twitter account after the Brazilian playmaker was replaced by veteran striker Raul in the latter stages of the game at the Bernabeu but Kaka maintains the comments were a personal opinion and did not reflect his own opinion.

"When Diogo made those remarks on Twitter I was still on the field, so it was not something we agreed upon but his own personal opinion. Of course he's my media adviser but also a member of the public and entitled to his opinion but I've spoken to him and told him not to share it. I've also spoken to the club to clarify the matter," the Brazilian told AS before praising the Chilean coach.

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He [Pellegrini] has always been very good, I never had a problem with any of my coaches. With Pellegrini I appreciate the way he has treated me and helped me. He is a person who has given me much support."