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Allegri delighted with Kaka impact

8 September 2013 16:27

Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was delighted with Kaka's first appearance in his second spell at the club.

The Brazilian midfielder - who played at Milan from 2003 to 2009 - returned to the Italian giants in the final stages of the transfer window from Real Madrid.

He played 45 minutes in a 4-0 friendly win against Chiasso of Switzerland on Saturday, wearing the captain's armband, and showed enough to suggest he will be a key player for Allegri this season.

The Milan coach has urged the club's supporters to give the playmaker time to return to his best, but admitted he was encouraged by the early signs.

"Kaka has great quality, is a champion and his presence raises the level of self-confidence throughout the squad," Allegri told Milan Channel.

"I must do well to get the best out of him and help him reach peak fitness. You cannot expect a player, even one of his level, to be ready straight away.

"Kaka is a lovely guy who is eager to work hard, which he proved already in training."

Kaka's arrival may prompt a change in formation, with Allegri likely to be tempted to opt for a set-up that allows the Brazilian freedom to play behind the strikers.

This was evident against Chiasso, and Allegri hinted at it being used again in the future.

"We have to work, as we changed our tactical system with forwards who allow me to vary my options," he added.

"I am happy because we have almost everyone available."

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