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Real Madrid must improve, admits Kaka

Kaka scored in a 4-3 win at the weekend. (©GettyImages)
Kaka scored in a 4-3 win at the weekend. (©GettyImages).

Kaka has admitted that the Real Madrid defence has to improve if the squad are to challenge for honours next season.

Real Madrid beat Real Valladolid 4-3 thanks to two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, but the former AC Milan star – who was also on the scoring sheet on Saturday – says the defence still has a lot of work to do to improve its efficiency.

“We conceded three goals at home; that is not normal and we do not like it,” Kaka said after the game.

“The entire defensive system is to blame, but these are things to improve.”

Real Madrid’s defence has shown visible signs of sloppiness lately.  Galatasaray, Borussia Dortmund and Real Valladolid have all scored a minimum of three goals against Los Blancos in the last 30 days.

These mistakes at the back have proved to be costly for Jose Mourinho’s boys, who had to bow out of the UEFA Champions League after losing 4-3 on aggregate to Dortmund in the semi-finals.

Their Champions League elimination, influenced by a stunning 4-1 defeat at the Signal-Iduna-Park, left rude scars on the players till this weekend. Therefore, securing three points in La Liga on Matchday 34 was a vital way for them to boost their morale.

“It was a tough game after a playoff,” Kaka admitted. 

“We thought it was possible to make it to the final [of the Champions League on April 30], but we could not, and playing four days later [in La Liga] is not easy.

“But we once again showed our ability to make a comeback against a great Valladolid.”

Real Madrid currently sit in second place in La Liga standings with 77 points, looking set to book an automatic qualification to next season’s UEFA Champions League edition.


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