The Brazilian Kaka had not played in Real Madrid’s first team since he missed a penalty in the shootout against Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League encounter.
Yet he scored a hat-trick for Los Blanco’s as they thrashed Colombian side Millonarios of Bogota 8-0 in a friendly at the Bernabeu, for the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy a competition organized in the early part of the season to remember long-time Real Madrid president Santiago Bernabeu.
Speaking after the match about the 30-year-old ex AC Milan star Mourinho said: “He played well, like the whole team and we maintained a solid formation before the changes.
“The performance from Kaka and from the team was very good. It’s only possible because they work well, just like those who didn’t get much time on the pitch.
“Kaka and the others have done enough for me to think of them and have them in mind when it comes to making the squad list.”
Plagued with problems, the reigning La Liga champions have failed to start the season where they left off losing two of the new season’s matches to Getafe, Sevilla and only managing a draw with last season’s third place finisher Valencia.
There has been much talk in the news about Cristiano Ronaldo’s so called sadness, and now it seems as if this is starting to affect his team mates with goalkeeper and Captain Iker Casillas appearing to care less when Ronaldo scores for the team.
The rumor is that there is a major problem in the dressing room between the Spanish and Portuguese speakers with Spanish newspaper EL Mundo Deportivo reporting the blow-up came after the loss to Sevilla when Mourinho refused to allow Sergio Ramos permission to stay with his family overnight. The defender complained to his teammates that if it was Ronaldo who had asked, he would have been allowed to do so.
When Mourinho got wind of Ramos’ comments he benched the Spanish International for the Champions League encounter with Manchester City in which Real came from behind to win in a 3-2 thriller.
With the dressing room in such a state of disarray maybe Mourinho has the answer closer than he thinks in the shape of the Brazilian playmaker. The 30 year old is fit and still has the desire and skill to perform at the top level. While Mourinho can’t bench the ego’s that are threatening to derail Real’s season before it starts the former Chelsea coach needs to take control of the changing room once more.
There is also talk that the special one would like to return to the Premiership and with all the egos at Real Madrid it just may be the catalyst that makes the decision for him.