Gattuso hopes for Kaká patience
Palermo coach Gennaro Gattuso has insisted that Milan fans should be patient with Kaká.
The play-maker returned to the Rossoneri on a free transfer from Real Madrid just before the transfer deadline.
A legend at Milan, where he won the 2006-07 Champions League and was subsequently crowned World Player of the Year, much is expected of the 31 year-old.
Gattuso, who spent six years as a team-mate of Kaká, believes however that he will need time to rediscover his best form.
“Patience is needed with Kaká. I hope they don’t expect to see the Kaká of the past. The Brazilian hasn’t played that much over the last three years and he hasn’t been expressing himself at his levels. Therefore the Milan fans will need to show him some patience.”
Kaká made his return in last week’s 4-0 friendly victory against Swiss outfit Chiasso and was handed the captains armband.
This gesture didn’t surprise Gattuso, who feels the Brazilian’s experience and professionalism will benefit Milan off the pitch.
“He is a great and, especially, a great guy to have in the changing room.”
Kaká is expected to make his first competitive appearance for Milan on Saturday, when they travel to Turin to face Torino.