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Casillas: I Must Improve

Casillas: I Must Improve

By Diogo Peral - Jan 10, 2013 10:39 PM

Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas says that he is determined to show coach Jose Mourinho that he is the number one goalkeeper at the club.

The 31-year-old was dropped from the starting XI recently in a controversial decision by Mourinho, which has led fans to boo him at recent matches.

Casillas was restored to the team following Antonio Adan's sending off on Sunday and went on to make some superb saves in their 4-0 Copa del Rey win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday.

"I'm not going through a bad spell, but I have to train more and better and show that I deserve to be in the team. I have to show Mourinho that he made a mistake," he told reporters at a publicity event.

"I don't mind him saying that I was too comfortable in the team, because he is in charge of the team, and it's what he believes."

"He didn't give me an explanation when he dropped me, but I don't think he has to say anything to me. It was a decision he took and that must be respected."

Casillas admits that winning the league title will be difficult this season, but urged the team to keep fighting.

"It's a team game, not for individuals. Last season it was very hard work to win the league, but well worth it," he continued.

"Certainly we have had some bad games, and we know it is practically impossible to win the league, but we must continue fighting as much as possible."


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City Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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City Jan 12, 2013 07:12 PM
Madrid fans deny 2 admit Mou is the problem. He's da 1 dividin the dressin room. @Euro2012 we didn't c or hear abwt divided spanish dressin room 'cause they had the men who know how 2 handle egos 2wards the success of the team, Vicente,Iker n Xavi.
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City Jan 12, 2013 07:06 PM
In my opinion Cassillas is punished 4 makin peace between Madrid nd Barca's players 2getha with Xavi 4 the sake of spanish national team.
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boykiss Jan 12, 2013 04:22 PM
@hlubzin, u got it right.
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Hlubzin Jan 12, 2013 01:17 PM
@Isinomakanjani and Boykiss u are both correct. Before they had 1 common goal but after they achieved it smhw their egos where 2 big 4 em 2 share the glory. Like a great man once said the only time u hav 2 reflect on ur achievement is when u retired...
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boykiss Jan 12, 2013 12:05 PM
@hlubzin, at real madrid is big ego vs huge ego. The manager who believes he is the greatest. He moved from being the special one, n now he calls himself the only one. The goal keeper who believes he is real madrid itself since he came through its academy. The defender who has grown so big that even in the national team he has competition. And many stars, not to mention the SUN. Its a team where pride n arrogance are nurtured!
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Isinomakanjani Jan 12, 2013 11:29 AM
The expression that says 'You are the worst enemy of yourself' iswat happening in Madrid.It's nt lyk de r a weak team or anything lyk dat,de problem is @ de dressing room & wit de big egos dat Mou mst try 2 control everyday.Last year was different coz dey all wanted 2 prove dat dey can overturn Barca dominance in Spain bt dis season dey dnt look lyk dey r interested.Dey lost de fire& de drive 2 conquer Spain.
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Hlubzin Jan 12, 2013 10:00 AM
Leeroy u are right he has 2 do that and City is telling the truth 2.
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LEEROY246 Jan 12, 2013 09:37 AM
@hlubzin-m0u selects playerz who he fils wil gv 100% on da field....those he fils dyl fyt 4 hm on da field.so if eva he doubts iker's c0mitment why should he play hm?-
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City Jan 12, 2013 09:05 AM
Portuguese VS Spanish in Madrid dressin room. Let the truth be told, Pepe is costin Madrid nd he is not dropped. Hala 16points gap hala.
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Hlubzin Jan 12, 2013 02:08 AM
My point exactly Leeroy Mou wz supposed 2 man up and talk 2 Cassilas and try 2 resolve whateva issue thy have coz surely every1 waz costing Madrid 4rm Iker 2 Fowards. The issue is personal betw3n the 2 + Sergio Mou dazn't have 2 bring that 2 the club...
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LEEROY246 Jan 11, 2013 11:47 PM
@hlubzin-how cn u drop playerz dat already share game time?
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Hlubzin Jan 11, 2013 11:40 PM
I say so coz his tactics are short-term. Cassilas is a hero he has been saving 4 decades Mou is the reason behind the 16point gap not Cassilas.
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jammal Jan 11, 2013 11:04 PM
Hlubzin...if you say Mou is a small time coach, while he won 2 UEFAs, 4 league titles that are very lucritive...im sure ur comment is fueled by a tendency, i hv noticed that u go an extra mile to show that tendency in evry comment u make...watch it son, learn to be abv reproach
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jammal Jan 11, 2013 10:56 PM
Iker...u just had to come here and insinuate that u are a victim...Nxx, when ur @ss is conceding goals, dont u expect the coach to say something abt that, beta yet, he may do something? U r supposed to b an example for every1, now u whine like a lil girl. Its only barca fans who are impressed by u...i gues they like the 16points gap u ensured that they get.
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Hlubzin Jan 11, 2013 10:55 PM
@LEEROY last year I saw Madrid strikers failing 2 score simple 1 on 1 chances y ant they droped 2?..Mou is a small tym short-term coach.
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City Jan 11, 2013 08:08 PM
Let them fight 4 superiority. Hala 16pts gap hala.
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lancepower Jan 11, 2013 07:54 PM
lets go guys! We are behind u. Hail c7 hail!
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boykiss Jan 11, 2013 07:49 PM
ronaldo is not a striker, if he doesnt score dont blame him, blame benzema,higuain and callejon for not scoring. Iker is a goal keeper, not goal spectator. He must keep the ball from not hitting the inside of the goal net, if the ball does so on several occasions in a single match, u must blame his spanish @ss.
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Baphsy Jan 11, 2013 07:45 PM
I Really Respect U Saint Iker,,,Barca 4 Lyf!!!
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LEEROY246 Jan 11, 2013 07:19 PM
Sir iker has cnceded sily avoidable goals nd diserves 2b dropd-n0 individual is bger dn da club itslf ...2 regain hs number1 spot he mst surely improve.....nd he diserves n0 explanation as 2 why he is bng benchd .

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