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AC Milan striker El Shaarawy: Kaka my idol

Stephan El Shaarawy says he's thrilled to be playing with Kaka at AC Milan.

The young striker says he grew up idolising the Brazilian.

"I am satisfied with how my career has gone so far, so I'd give myself seven out of 10. All I can do is continue, though first I have to recover from this injury," he told Canale 5.

"My father has been of the biggest help, as he accompanied me to training sessions and to this day keeps an eye on me in Milan. My whole family is very close.

"As for within the team, I have a wonderful rapport with Balotelli. Last season, when things weren't going well, he helped me through tough times. He was a great support.

"My idol has always been Kaka. Playing with him is a dream come true. Then there's Diego Maradona, who is the greatest player of all time."

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