With a week left in the Premier League season, Aitor Kaká has been talking about his time at Borussia Dortmund, but he’s not done yet.
“I don´t want to give an opinion about the players.
It´s about how we want to play.
We´re not leaving because of a loss, but because we want the same thing to happen here,” he told ESPN FC.
“It´s up to us, but we are in a very good position.”
Kaká has won five league titles with Dortmund and won two Champions League.
On the defensive side of things, the Croatian is eager to continue his progress with the Bundesliga side.
“We are playing very well at the moment.
We have a very strong defensive line.
We also have good midfielders.
It´ll be very interesting to see how we play in the second half of the season,” he added.
Kálesa is confident of continuing the development of the team on the back of the first half of this season.
The Brazilian midfielder is happy with his team´s progression, and believes his arrival at the club was a step in the right direction.
“When I arrived here, we had a great relationship.
The players have developed a lot together, and it´s a good club with great tradition.
I’m very happy, I feel very good.
I think it´ll take time, but I´m ready to give everything,” he said.
With the arrival of the 26-year-old, Dortmund have become a side that has become very popular, and the Portuguese coach is hopeful that they will continue to build on their success.
“It was a fantastic step for the club.
It was a good feeling to have someone like Kaká who was so involved in our development and who was already so successful at a big club like Dortmund,” he explained.
While the future is uncertain, the Portuguese will remain optimistic about the team´ly future.
“I feel really positive about the future of the club, we have to see where it goes.
But at the same time, we don´trasn´t expect the second and third division to be finished in the year 2020.
We still have a lot to do.
This is the best time to develop the team, to build a foundation and to develop new players,” he continued.
Dortmund have secured their spot in the Bundesliga and with Kaká in charge, the team will be looking to progress even further.
(Giorgio Chiesa is the FT Sport journalist covering Borussia Mönchengladbach.)