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Casillas wishes he could return to La Liga

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Iker Casillas #1 of FC Porto holds the ball during the Group D match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Schalke 04 and FC Porto at Veltins-Arena on September 18, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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The Spanish goalkeeper is currently enjoying his time with Porto in Portugal, but he wishes he could retire playing at La Liga.

37-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas played in La Liga from 1999 to 2015.

He spent 725 games under the goal for Real Madrid during this time before joining Porto in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

He also appeared for the Spain national team in 167 occasions.

And now he wants to return to La Liga, maybe so he can retire in the competition that saw his debut.

“I am blushing at having to receive so much praise,” Casillas said to Marca.

“It implies a lot of responsibility to have your name linked to such an important brand.”

“I want to thank [Javier] Tebas, for helping make this link. I have an added responsibility in representing so many people,” he said about being an ambassador for La Liga.

“I was lucky to compete in La Liga Santander, and unfortunately I am not there at the moment.”

“What I did with Madrid will be difficult to relive, and to repeat those successes would be very complicated,” he added.

“I would love to return to La Liga. My Real Madrid and Spain careers are in the past.”

With Porto, Casillas has been in 119 games.

“Many remember my save against Perotti,” Casillas went on.

“If I have to choose a specific moment it would be the penalty shootout against Italy [in Euro 2008], as that where the block Spanish football has was broken.”

With Porto, Casillas has won the Primeira Liga in 2017-2019 and the Supertaca Candido de Oliveira in 2018.

But with Madrid he enjoyed a lot of success, winning La Liga in five occasions, the Copa del Rey twice, the Supercopa de España three times, the UEFA Champions League three times, the UEFA Super Cup twice, the FIFA Club World Cup once and the Intercontinental Cup twice.