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Iker Casillas: My time at Madrid ‘would’ve ended worse than it did’

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Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas believes he did the right thing by leaving Madrid when he did, stressing that he if had wasted more time, his exit would have been worse.

However, he admits he would be happy to make a comeback at Real Madrid or the Spain fold.

Casillas was one of Madrid’s greatest-ever goalkeeper who had 725 appearances. He won five La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles, three UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, four Supercopa de Espana titles, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

He left Madrid for Porto in 2015 on a free transfer and right now the 37-year-old is being chased to end his Spain exile in light of David de Gea’s recent performances.

AS ran a poll that recorded 50.43% out of their 100,072 users vote ‘San Iker’ to be recalled by La Roja.

“I think I did the right thing,” he told former Blancos man Jorge Valdano in an interview to be aired on Movistar+ next week as quoted by Football Espana.

“I think had I continued at Real Madrid, my time there would’ve ended worse than it did.

“If Spain call me up, would I go back? I’d be delighted to. If Madrid called me? Of course, I can’t forget where I grew up…”

 

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