Brazil international Kaka is convinced that he will receive a warm welcome from the AC Milan crowd when he returns to the San Siro with Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Kaka spent six years with the Rossoneri before sealing a switch to Real in the summer and is looking forward to the Champions League clash.
"For what happened over the years, I am expecting a nice welcome from the Milan fans," he said. "But it will be a difficult game for us."
A fortnight ago Milan shocked Manuel Pellegrini's side by winning 3-2 in the Bernabeu, but Kaka's Brazilian colleague, Marcelo, is convinced Real win gain revenge for that result in Milan.
The Brazilian midfielder said: "We are excited that we have the chance to finish at the top of the group. We will show our winning spirit against Milan.
"We knew that it was important to beat Getafe at the weekend to keep pace with Barca heading into our match against Milan. The fans cannot see their team lose 4-0 like they did in Alcorcon.
"It also allowed us to put pressure on Barca. Our overall spirit improved. We are one point away from Barcelona. They are a good team, but so are we.
"Sometimes things just happen in a way that we don't like. People must be a little more patient. We were anxious to forget about the previous week."