Real Madrid winger Pedro Leon believes the return from injury of star striker Kaka will be a momentous boost for the La Liga giants.
The Brazilian goal sneak has been out of action for five months after having surgery on his left knee, but a successful return to the training track has put him into contention for Monday’s derby against Getafe, or the club’s Copa del Rey meeting with Levante on Thursday.
Leon believes the one-time Ballon d’Or winner will show no signs of rustiness upon his competitive return.
“Kaka is proving to be a great player. We get along very well and I’m sure he will bring us many glory days because, after all, Kaka is Kaka,” Leon told the club’s official site.
Leon said the build up to their clash against local rivals Getafe is incomparable to any other pre-match.
“Training today was incredible. I had never been in a session attended by so many people. We thank the fans for their support and we ask them to continue supporting us. We are proud to have gathered 5000 people on the stands today. I hope we can thank them by winning a title at the end of the campaign,” the Spaniard said.
Leon assured fans at the Bernabeu that his allegiances with Getafe will not come into play when they take to the pitch on Monday.
“Everyone knows I am a Getafe Club Member and follower, and I always want them to win except against Real Madrid. It will be another match we should win and I hope we take three points on Monday,” he said.