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Injured Casillas confident of early return

Feb 22 2013, 5:20am CST | by

Madrid, Feb 22 (IANS) Real Madrid's Spain international goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, says he expects to be back on the field in a month.

Madrid, Feb 22 — Real Madrid's Spain international goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, says he expects to be back on the field in a month. Casillas was expected to be sidelined for around three months after...

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Injured Casillas confident of early return

Feb 22 2013, 5:20am CST | by

Madrid, Feb 22 (IANS) Real Madrid's Spain international goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, says he expects to be back on the field in a month.

Madrid, Feb 22 — Real Madrid's Spain international goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, says he expects to be back on the field in a month.

Casillas was expected to be sidelined for around three months after he broke a bone in his left hand in Real Madrid's Copa del Rey quarterfinal away to Valencia in January.

His injury led his club to resign Diego Lopez from Sevilla as cover for what looked as if it was going to be an extended time on the sidelines as the goalkeeper underwent an operation and had his damaged hand put in a cast, Xinhua reports.

Now just a month after his injury Casillas is planning his return to action a month ahead of schedule.

"I am improving all of the time. I didn't have much strength in my hand, but that is returning and I am at the halfway point of the recovery," he announced at a presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

"I have very positive feelings about this: the doctor gave me the worst case scenario, which was three months, but the other day they took my cast off and were pleased with what they saw. Now I am carrying out active exercise and giving more mobility to my thumb in order to gain the strength I have lost there," confirmed the goalkeeper, who admitted he had found the first serious injury of his career difficult to deal with.

"You get used to living matches in a different way; I like to be with my companions every day on the trips and in the game: you suffer a lot more when you are on the sidelines and it is a lot different to when you are playing. When I had the operation I feared the worst, but the doctor has said I will be ready in a month," said Casillas.

Much had been made of Casillas' supposedly poor relationship with coach Jose Mourinho in the weeks before the goalkeeper's injury and the fact is that with Casillas unavailable, Mourinho was spared having to make a difficult selection decision, having dropped Casillas in games at the start of the year.

A leaked story about Casillas and Sergio Ramos preseenting club President, Florentino Perez with an ultimatum over Mourinho, which apparently had its roots in Casillas' journalist girlfriend, Sara Carbonero did little to improve the atmosphere and Casillas' injury took him off the scene at the perfect time for the coach.

Now it appears that Mourinho's future at Real Madrid is a question of serious debate and the debate is now whether or not Mourinho will be at the club next season, but who should be his successor.

The story published in the French press that Paris Saint Germain coach, Carlo Ancelotti has a verbal agreement to replace Mourinho has sparked debate over who would be the man preferred to take over at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Rafael Benitez, who is at Chelsea until the end of the season, has never hidden his love of Real Madrid, while a poll in Spanish sports paper, Diario AS say former Barca and Madrid player and current Swansea coach, Michael Laudrup named as fans' favourite.

Other candidates as Tottenham coach Andre Vilas Boas and Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp have also been suggested for what could prove to be a very interesting and possibly turbulent period in the club's history.

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Paris Saint-Germain are ready to test Jose Mourinho's willingness to keep Petr Cech at Chelsea, according to Rob Draper of the Daily Mail. The veteran goalkeeper is yet to start a game this season and has been forced to watch on as Thibaut Courtois beds himself in as the No. 1. Although this has always been coming—Courtois' performances across three season-long loan spells with Atletico Madrid established the Belgian as one of ...
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La Real turned an early 2-0 deficit into a stunning 4-2 comeback victory over Los Blancos After 11 minutes Real Madrid looked on their way to an easy victory over Real Sociedad. Instead, they conceded four goal over the next hour and suffered a shocking 4-2 loss. Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale staked Los Blancos to an early 2-0 lead, but after Zubikarai kept La Real in the match with several great saves, the home side's attack woke up and put four p ...
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Spanish broadsheet El Confidencial detail on Friday that Alvaro Arbeloa looks set to leave Real Madrid in the final days of the summer transfer window.Arbeloa has struggled for playing time of late due to the form of Dani Carvajal at right back and Sergio Ramos can also fill in there.Carlo Ancelotti appears to have lost faith in Arbeloa, who made his name at Liverpool and El Confidencial point out that there will be very few staunch Jose Mourinho su ...
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CR7 crowned the player of the year by UEFA... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Real Madrid enjoy a special night at the Champions League draw with several former captains taking part.  Image courtesy of Marca. - Masters of Europe. - UEFA proclaims Cristiano the best player in Europe and pays tribute to Madrid for La Decima. - CR7: I like challenges, I hope to help Madrid win ever ...
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Is Real Madrid’s transfer policy alienating the fans?

Aug 28 2014 1:40am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

To El Presidente Florentino Perez:Thank you for La Decima, La Neuva, 3 La Ligas, 2 Copas, and six other titles. I have been a supporter since 2000, when you first assumed office. My happiest time as a Real Madrid supporter (and probably as a person!) came in the 93rd minute, when Sergio Ramos scored and the Decima became a reality.The feelings I get from football can not be compared to any other feeling ...
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Aug 27 2014 3:08pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It’s always the same story for Liverpool in the transfer window—overly keen to say hello, reluctant to say goodbye. The Reds have brought a wealth of talent to Anfield over the summer but, Iago Aspas aside, haven’t parted with any household names for 2014/15. The likes of Fabio Borini, Oussama Assaidi and Sebastian Coates, who aren’t likely to be a part of manager Brendan Rodgers’ plans this season, are no closer to the exit door. However, one star that t ...
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Chelsea Ready to make Move as Real Madrid Star Demands Immediate Exit

Aug 27 2014 8:09am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Stamford Bridge side linked with move to sign Alvaro Arbeloa. Check in to Everton vs Chelsea Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing want-away Real Madrid star Alvaro Arbeloa according to Spanish source AS. The former Liverpool man wants to secure a Bernabeu exit before the transfer window closes on Monday night with his future at the club threatened by in-fighting at the Spanish giants. Read more Chelsea transfer rumours. 31 year old Arbeloa has fallen o ...
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Real Madrid vs. Cordoba: Final score 2-0, Los Blancos not at their best in win over Los Califas

Aug 25 2014 2:49pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Real Madrid weren't particularly impressive against newly promoted Cordoba, but they still managed to open their season with a win. The first eight times Cordoba faced Real Madrid at the Bernabéu they lost. The newly promoted club's ninth trip didn't go any better in terms of the result, but only losing 2-0 against the Spanish giants should give Cordoba belief that can compete in La Liga this season. Rea ...
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20 Top Footballers To Do Ice Bucket Challenge So Far: Liverpool & Arsenal Stars On Wet List With Lionel Messi

Aug 24 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Chelsea, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Everton, Man United and Man City stars also feature. Hundreds of the world's leading footballers have taken on the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of motor neurone disease research and Macmillan Cancer Support. We have selected 20 top soakings for you viewing pleasure. You can donate £3 to Macmillan by texting ICE to 70550. 20. Roberto Soldado - Tottenham Hotspur SEE ALSO: Hottest females to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Top 60 hot ...
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Do Arsenal Have a Goalkeeper Problem to Solve?

Aug 24 2014 6:49am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

There is a new trend emerging in European football. Top clubs have started stockpiling goalkeepers. It is now not enough to have just one senior shot-stopper. Elite teams prefer to have two. The trend began in earnest with Real Madrid splitting goalkeeping duties between Diego Lopez and Iker Casillas. Although Lopez has since moved on to AC Milan, he has been replaced with another highly-rated keeper: Costa Rican Keylor Navas. Similar situations are now cropping up in the Pr ...
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