I was angry with Carlo Ancelotti : Iker Casillas
Madrid ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has admitted he didn’t always see eye to eye with Carlo Ancelotti following the coach’s sacking on Monday.
The club captain lost his place to Diego Lopez after an injury during Jose Mourinho’s final season at the Santiago Bernabeu and failed to win it back under the Italian the following term, though he has been No.1 this campaign.
And he has now revealed that he was angered by the original snub but wished Ancelotti well for the future after reflecting on the coach’s departure.
He told Cadena SER: “It is a demanding club and the president and the board have made the best decision.
“But I thank Carlo for what he has done for me, even though last year I was angry because he did not play me much.
“He is a noble person and I wish him well. Madrid will always be his home.”
Casillas’s own future has been the subject of great speculation following reports Madrid will move for Manchester United keeper David de Gea this summer.
However, the 34-year-old is convinced he will still be at the club next season and has no intention of giving up his shirt without a fight.
“I am sure that I will continue here next season. Sure. I can’t imagine I will not be at the club next season. I want to finish my career here.
“If things were not working I would have to leave, but now I feel good and I am strong. I will face the coming season as if it were my first here, that’s my challenge.”
Casillas was booed by his own supporters in several games towards the end of the season following a number of high-profile mistakes.For more news and stories, join us on Facebook,Twitter , or contact us through our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com