Real Madrid star Kaka thinks he is close to getting back to his best and feels Santiago Bernabeu manager Jose Mourinho is beginning to believe in him again.
Things have been looking up recently for the former AC Milan man, as he has been recalled to the Brazil squad for the first time in two years and improved performances for Los Blancos have seen him become more prominent in Mourinho’s plans.
It is a stark turnaround from the summer, where he looked destined to leave Madrid after falling out of favour and was being linked with moves to Premier League clubs, such as Manchester United.
“This has been a very good week for us so far. I think I'm headed in the right direction,” he is quoted as saying on sambafoot.com – a Brazilian football website.
“Today, I showed that the work I've been doing is paying off and I'm regaining the confidence of the coach, and that's what I always hoped would happen.
“I want to gain his trust, play more, and bit by bit I think things will turn out the way they should.”
Though he was overshadowed somewhat by Cristiano Ronaldo’s second hat-trick in four days, Kaka was very impressive in Real’s 4-1 Champions League Group D win over Ajax in Amsterdam last night.
The former Ballon d’Or winner will be hoping his resurgence will lead to a recall to the first team for El Clasico this weekend and he is certainly looking forward to the clash with Barcelona.
“Now we can look forward to giving our all in the Clásico baecause it's a crucial match for us,” he added.