Kaka is confident that Milan can close the gap on league leaders Juventus and retain their Serie A title.

Kaka has struggled to emulate his scintillating form from last season, but he remains convinced that Milan are the team to beat.

“The draw between Inter and Juve was really important to us,” said Kaka.

“Juve and Milan are two wonderful teams, but I play for Rossoneri, I see us train every day and I say we are the strongest in both Italy and Europe.

“Our aim is to close the gap so that the game between us is more critical.”