'If it happened all over again I would confront Mourinho': Casillas on feud

Aditya Devavrat 23:48 22/11/2018
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Casillas and Mourinho had an infamously fractious relationship.

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas believes he should have confronted Jose Mourinho over the pair’s infamous fallout when the Portuguese was managing the side.

Mourinho arrived in Madrid in 2010 with a target of dethroning the all-conquering Barcelona, which he achieved in 2011-12, the season where Los Blancos won La Liga with a record 100 points and 121 goals.

However, he had strained relationships with many members of his team, and none more so than his star goalkeeper. Casillas was eventually dropped during the 2012-13 season, Mourinho’s final one at the club, before being sold to Porto in 2015.

“He was brought in to compete with Barcelona and brought moments of great tension and that Madridismo that I mentioned that I don’t like came out,” Casillas told Spanish television channel Vamos.

“There was a limit that he went to with me that I didn’t want to go to.

“The third year wasn’t all good, although we won La Liga and it seems that there were many people whose relationship was shaken.

“It wasn’t good for him, nor for me nor for the club. I think if it happened all over again, I would have taken the bull by the horns and faced Mourinho.

“At that time, I opted to be quiet and I thought that was the way to honour the values of Real Madrid.

“Nobody has wanted to talk about Mourinho to this day and I think it is maybe better to let it be and let it go.”

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