“I am only disappointed Pato did so well tonight against my team!” grinned Kaka on Sky Italia television. “But he is a great striker and it’s unfair to put so much pressure on his shoulders. He will soon show what he can do.”
“After six years at Milan I know this team always comes out in the decisive moments of the Champions League. They have this grit and determination. However, Leonardo surprised us with the way he fielded a very attacking and aggressive side.
“It was a game with many emotions, facing my former teammates and old club. We expected a victory to relax in the group, but didn’t manage it and I hope we can soon get back on track to end the group phase positively. What we are missing right now is a precise identity and way of moving together as a unit. It isn’t easy to form a squad from a group of talented players, but we’re working on it.”
At half-time Kaka hugged Coach Leonardo on the touchline. “We just embraced and said hello, wishing each other luck, the usual things. I exchanged one shirt with Pippo [Inzaghi] and the other with [Massimo] Ambrosini.”