Casillas: I made a mistake when leaving Real, and these are the reasons for leaving – sports – international stadiums


Former Spanish international goalkeeper Iker Casillas admitted that he made a “mistake” when he held a press conference alone upon his departure from Real Madrid, noting that he had decided at the time to leave Real for Portugal as a way to refuse to surrender to criticism.

On Sunday, Casillas said on Instagram that he wanted to leave Real because he refused to surrender to criticism on the one hand, and that he wanted to develop his level away from the club where he spent his life.

“I rarely talked about my departure from Real Madrid. I held a press conference on my own. It was a mistake, and I left the real. Five years have passed since then. Five years since I crossed the border into the neighboring country; Portugal. I needed to feel in an environment New ones, and avoiding criticism added to my desire to improve my level. ”

And in Porto, Casillas found what he wanted. He noted that it is important for the physical and mental level of the player to always improve.

With these statements, Casillas posted a picture of his match with Real Madrid against Getafe in the 2014-2015 season, and said: “I already knew that it would become my last match with Real.”

Casillas had a football career at the club and club levels, where he won with the Spanish national team the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, in addition to the European Championships in the 2008 and 2012 editions.

During 16 seasons at Real, Casillas won the European Champions League three times, plus five La Liga titles and three World Cup titles.



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