LA LIGA | ELCHE 0-2 REAL MADRID
"Isco is the most crucial player for the future of Spanish football"
The goalkeeper, after playing his 500th Liga match for Madrid: "We have always had attitude. It’s normal to have ups and downs."
Iker Casillas spoke to Canal Plus after Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory at Elche. The club captain played his 500th career Liga match with Madrid at the Martinez Valero.
On 500 matches: “I’m grateful, being at Madrid it is feasible that you can achieve that kind of record. At another club it would have been harder. I hope I can get more…”
The next on the list to catch, Raúl: “He’s another Madrid legend with some unbelievable statistics. Never plan towards a figure, you have to get there bit by bit.”
Madrid hitting form: “We’re getting there. In two weeks football can change a lot. Before there was a barrage of criticism and now things are quiet. We know that at Real Madrid the criticism must be harsh and sometimes it can be soft. We have recovered from the puncture at the Calderón and we are where we want to be.”
Attitude: “We have always had attitude. It’s normal to have ups and downs. In the good times things are easy but there must be more unity in the bad times. That’s what we have done.”
The coming games: “We have to face Villarreal next, let’s go step by step. The potential advantage that we have in the coming weeks is unfortunate because we are out of the Copa del Rey.”
Isco: “He is the most important player for the future of Spanish football. He has to focus on his game because flattery can weaken players.”