Kaka praises Cristiano Ronaldo

Brazilian and former Real Madrid superstar Kaka says that his former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, should be given more respect by the club’s supporters.

The Portuguese international is regarded as one of the finest players in world football. His presence at Madrid has coincided with a great competition in Spanish football and indeed across the world between Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Even though the latter has slightly edged against the Portuguese, many feel that the differences between the two are marginal. Ronaldo has consistently been scoring more than 50 goals per season in the last few years.

He is on course to hitting this target once again in the 2015-16 campaign. However, there has been some discontent amongst Madrid supporters of late and this boiled over in the recent game against Celta de Vigo. Ronaldo was booed by a section of his own supporters, who appeared to be unhappy with the selfish attitude of the player. A number of occasions, Ronaldo’s intent to score goals has reduced his team’s chances of finding the back of the net. Kaka may not have scored a lot of goals during his couple of years at the Santiago Bernabeu, but he remains as a favourite amongst the supporters for being a team player first and foremost.

Kaka is now at Orlando City FC as one of the club’s designated players. “Cristiano is a great player and I’m not just talking about his quality, but what he has contributed to Real Madrid. I’d like to see supporters show more respect to Cristiano for what he has done for this club. Hearing people boo Cristiano is not right after everything he has done for this club. When you go out to play for Real Madrid you know what it’s like, it’s not just like that with Cristiano, it has been like that with (Zinedine) Zidane, Raul, (Iker) Casillas… it has always been like that,” said Kaka.