Real Madrid star Kaká, feeling the weight of criticism of his performances, has responded by insisting he is not to blame for the UEFA Champions League defeat to Lyon.

The Brazilian has largely failed to replicate the form that made him the world's best player during his time at Milan. But he insisted that Madrid's woes are a team responsibility and added that the Merengues have what it takes to turn the tie around at the Bernabeu.

"I'm not to blame for the defeat. The fault lies with the team as a whole," Kaká is quoted as saying by AS.

"We'll have to suffer much at the Bernabeu to overturn the result, but we have experienced players who know how to play these games."

Madrid will look to keep alive its dream of a place in May's Champions League final by overturning the one-goal deficit when the two sides meet again on March 10.

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