Casillas reveals Real Madrid players always look at ‘El Clasico’ first.

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas reflects on both the good and bad El Clasico memories throughout his football career.

Iker Casillas, the legendary goalkeeper for the Spanish national team. Described the game ‘El Clasico’ between Real Madrid and Barcelona as a unique match. Every Madrid player always wants to play games like that. Before the important match between the two Spanish giants, the first round will begin on October 28. According to a report from Mundo Deportivo on Friday. UFABET

‘El Clasico is a unique match. When the La Liga calendar came out. The first thing the Real Madrid players looked at was to face Barcelona. Everyone wants to play a game like that.’ Casillas say

Casillas also spoke about his fondest memories of the ‘El Clasico’ game in which he took part in more than 30 games throughout his career. ‘My best memory as a Real Madrid goalkeeper in an El Clasico was the first time. I played at the Bernabeu when I was 18 years old. We won 3-0. It was a unique emotion and unforgettable’ 


Casillas still has bad memories of ‘El Clasico’ as well. Especially two crushing defeats that are still talked about to this day. 

‘The biggest pain was the 0-5 defeat in Barcelona and the 2-6 loss at our stadium. They were a crushing defeat,’ Casillas said. ‘Unfortunately in 2011 there were four El Clasicos in the space of a few days between the Champions League semi-finals, the Copa del. Rey and La Liga, at that time we were not prepared well enough.’

Casillas also spoke about Real Madrid’s performance this season. Saying: ‘Today Real Madrid won all but one game. They are strong Despite the changes in the team’

‘Jude Bellingham is quickly becoming a reference for Real Madrid. At just 20 years of age, he is a phenomenon.’ 

The 42-year-old former goalkeeper then went on to talk about two players who inspired him to grow up in football. Saying: ‘Mine was Schmeichel at Euro 1992, I grew up watching his games, Buffon. Three years older than me, I have always been impressed by his quality.’

Finally, when asked about Real Madrid’s current goalkeeper. After the Whites brought in Kepa Arrizabalaga to replace Thibaut Courtois from a torn ACL injury. So lacking that I had to take a long break.

‘Today the best goalkeeper is Courtois, even though he is currently dealing with a serious injury. I really like Kepa, even comparing him to the Belgian. He’s got a lot of criticism but for me he’s doing well and he’s coming in really well.’ 

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