Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has described playmaker Kaka as the best in the world after he scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 Champions League victory over Anderlecht.
“There are lots of great players in circulation, but nobody is worth as much as him,” Ancelotti told Corriere dello Sport on Thursday.
“Nobody has more determination or is capable of making such a difference in a match. He is better than Ronaldinho.”
The 24-year-old Brazilian’s hat-trick against Anderlecht on Wednesday took his tally in the Champions league this season to five – level with Chelsea’s Didier Drogba.
“Ricky has always scored goals, he’s an excellent finisher. But he was not always so good at setting up his team mates,” said Ancelotti.
“Now, however, he has improved even that aspect of his game.
“With Kaka in this kind of form, I’m looking forward to seeing who they award the Golden Ball to.”
Meanwhile, Kaka said he was concentrating on his own form without thinking about the end of the year awards
“Certainly, I would like to win it very much, but I can only do my duty, then hope that I’m rewarded for the results,” Kaka said.
“For now, though, I want to play as well as I can for Milan and my national team.
“I don’t feel that I’ve fulfilled my potential yet. There’s always something I can improve on”.