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Rivaldo has confirmed that he is happy in Milan, despite reports of a rift with coach Carlo Ancelotti.

The Brazilian’s contributions have been fitful since his summer move from Barcelona and Ancelotti has left him on the bench for several matches, arguing that the player had not fully recovered from his exploits with Brazil at the World Cup finals.

Ancelotti denied talk of a rift but must have been relieved to see Rivaldo score his first goal for his new club during Milan’s 2-0 wn over Reggina at the weekend.

The Brazilian missed a first-half penalty but made amends by netting Milan’s second goal.

“Apart from the fact that I couldn’t score the penalty kick I had, I am comfortable with what I did for my team,’ admitted Rivaldo.

“Then I had the chance to score a goal and I feel happy because I am physically in good shape and I was able to play the 90 minutes.

“It was beautiful to score with Milan supporters in the stands but it’s also very important to play for the team and that is what I am trying to do in each match. Sometimes it doesn’t matter if I don’t score.

“I am having a very good time here because this team wants to win every time it plays andthat is a very good challenge for each one of us.

“We are going to give a lot of importance to both championships we are playing in because we know that the people want us to win the Scudetto and the Champions League.

“I don’t know which one is more difficult because there are very good teams in both of them.”

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