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From Hero To Villain

A little over 2 years ago, Brazilian forward Kaka was the toast of world football. His outstanding club career and impressive performances for his national side earned him the title of the best player in the world. How quickly things change.

The 28 year old now seems to be making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Currently on national duty with the selecao, Kaka has incurred the wrath of many of his die-hard fans ever since his shock move to Spanish outfit Real Madrid from Italian giants AC Milan last summer.

Apparently the problems kaka is experiencing are similar to the ones Ronaldinho had just a few short months ago. Amidst all the criticism and unbelief  from some of his closest associates, Dinho surmounted all odds to emerge as Milan’s best player last season. Its only a shame that Dunga let personal feelings hamper his squad selection.

Kaka is a gifted player and we all know his abilities. In Dunga’s eyes, he is the star of the team and the one responsible for ensuring they return to Brazil with the trophy. However, Brazil’s opening game seems to say otherwise.

Robinho emerged as Brazil’s major threat and was responsible for one of their goals. The Santos forward was however quick to lavish praise on his team mate stating how exceptional his skills are.

“He is great — he can win a game on his own on his day,” That might be true but Kaka has been a pale shadow of himself. Although disappointed by his current form, it won’t be fair to judge him on a single performance. As a great admirer of his talent, i am wishing him a fantastic performance against the Ivory Coast on Sunday, however i do not wish the selecao success.

Photo credit: from ~ Emma