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Kaka: Decisive Mourinho inspired my Real Madrid fight-back

Kaka says a preseason meeting with Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho inspired his stunning form return. Kaka admits Mourinho gave him a choice to stay or go.

"After a game against Villarreal, Mourinho sat down with me and asked what I wanted to do. He told me he loved me, but if I wanted to leave, he would help me out, he did not want unhappy players," said Kaka.

"It's a lie that Mourinho wanted me out.

"I said, 'Mister, I do not want to leave Madrid'. I spoke later with Florentino Perez, who told me that he had spoken with the coach and that he wanted me to stay, they had no need to sell and that I should be patient and calm.

"I was calm thanks to that meeting. The conversation with Mourinho was decisive, if he had told me he was not interested in me continuing, I would have been lost.

"Following this, it was a challenge, a motivation, because the other two years did not exist for me. I made the preseason, I started feeling good. Before I was in pain and now I am giving good performances."

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