Kaka was thrilled with his comeback in Real Madrid's victory over Getafe last night. The Brazil midfielder was handed a late cameo by coach Jose Mourinho and pulled up in good shape.

"It's a great joy to be on a football field again," said Kaka. "I've had very bad moments in recent months, not knowing if I would even play again.

"But I think I'm now over this injury. I hope to play at a high level again.

"I have not done anything yet in Spain. For me it is a great challenge, and I want to play at a high level."

He added: "I have yet to earn my place. The team is playing well ..."

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