Source: Xinhua

03-31-2009 15:15

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 30 (Xinhua) -- In his six days with the physical trainers of Brazil's national soccer team, Kaka claimed on Monday that he recuperated faster than in the past five weeks with his Italian team of Milan.

Suffering from a left foot injury, the midfielder has been limited in play with pain and discomfort. However, after Monday's team practice, Kaka says that he is ready to return to the field.

"After today's scrimmage, I proved that I am ready to play. I just don't know how long I can play for. I would love to start the game. I always fight for a starting position. However, Dunga is the only one who will decide that," revealed Kaka.

Kaka stayed behind in Brazil while the rest of the national team went to face Ecuador last Sunday.

In a 1-1 tie, Brazil returned satisfied with the result, claiming it is always difficult to play in areas of high altitude.

On Wednesday, April 1, Brazil will host Peru in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre in the next round of South American qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup.

Coach Dunga considers the match as an "obligation" to win at home.


Editor:Zheng Limin