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Iker Casillas has left the door open for a return to Real Madrid, revealing that he would like nothing more than to ‘go home’ to the Bernabéu.
Casillas rose in the lower categories of Madrid and consolidated himself as one of the best goalkeepers on the planet. He won five league titles and three Champions League titles in his 16 years at the posts before leaving for Porto in 2015.
Since then, he has watched former teammate Zinedine Zidane take over and will be well aware of the club’s tendency to keep its most famous figures working from within. Raúl, Xabi Alonso and Guti Hernández are among the former players who have held coaching positions at the club.
Casillas says he would be open to a similar comeback, revealing that he already moved to Madrid in the months after his retirement.
“Back to Madrid?” he said AS. “We have returned to Madrid, I will move and see in time … but Real Madrid is my home, if it happens it will be nice to come back.”
Like every Real Madrid fan today, Casillas has a hard time seeing the club, which is in serious trouble on all fronts. They are already seven points off pace in the La Liga title race after a faltering start to the season, while the loss to Shakhtar Donetsk during the week leaves them at serious risk of elimination from the League group stage. of Champions.
As a result, Zidane has come under great pressure, but Casillas has supported his former teammate.
“We are starting to get going,” Casillas said. AS newspaper. “Madrid depends on the Champions League, and La Liga is quite even at the moment. It is a very different year.
“Zizou is a great coach.
“He is a good friend and will do everything possible to elevate Madrid as high as possible. You can’t live in the past but he has earned the right to trust him ”.