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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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Carlo Ancelotti Says Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid Went Easy on Liverpool

Nov 5 2014 3:45am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side "did not play at a high tempo" during the Champions League victory over Liverpool "because we did not need to."Los Blancos scored in the 27th minute through Karim Benzema and dictated proceedings for the rest of the match. Liverpool rarely threatened and managed just four attempts on goal to the home side's 27, recorded by WhoScored.com, as Brendan Rodgers ushered in a slew of second-string players to keep his starting ...
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Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest on David De Gea, Eden Hazard, More

Nov 4 2014 1:06pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

As Real Madrid continue to find success in the 2014-15 season, the transfer rumour mill continues to churn out stories and reports linking the club with a host of top players around the world. Los Blancos are one of the richest and most talked-about teams in the world—virtually any player in football can be linked with a transfer to the Spanish capital at any time—and if Florentino Perez has his heart set on a new target, he usually gets what he want ...
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6 weeks ago

Slotting Theo Walcott back Into Arsenal’s Best XI: No Place For Santi Cazorla

Nov 4 2014 12:31pm CST | Source: CaughtOffside

Will Arsene Wenger deploy the paceman on Arsenal's right wing? SEE MORE: Manchester United Set To Sensationally Terminate Contract Of £26m Signing Keeper Iker Casillas Not Looking To Quit Real Madrid Or Spain Anytime Soon Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger Believes Chelsea Can Match The ‘Invincibles’ The exhilarating Theo Walcott has finally returned to fitness, and Arsenal fans will be keen to see him starting matches in the Premier and Champions League ...
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7 weeks ago

Karim Benzema Continues to Prove His Worth to Real Madrid in Win over Granada

Nov 1 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Karim Benzema provided further evidence of his importance to Real Madrid with direct involvement in three of their goals in their 4-0 win away to Granada on Saturday.Benzema set up Ronaldo to fire in from inside the area for the opener, flicked the ball into the path of James Rodriguez to finish superbly on the volley for the second and then scored the third himself from Ronaldo’s neat backheeled assist.The Frenchman also contributed to the fourth goal, laying the ball right to Alvaro ...
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7 weeks ago

Granada vs. Real Madrid: Final score 0-4, Los Merengues coast

Nov 1 2014 11:52am CDT | Source: SBNation

Carlo Ancelotti fielded his first team, and they were hardly tested. Real Madrid fired their way back into the La Liga title race with a Clásico win over Barcelona, and they've kept the pressure on their rivals with a comfortable win on Saturday. Granada have been hard for big teams to break down away at times since their rise to the top flight, but Los Merengues were on the board t ...
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7 weeks ago

How Pedro Leon Became Victimised by Real Madrid and Getafe

Oct 29 2014 3:01pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

A verbal punching bag under former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, Pedro Leon is once again the victim. This time, however, it's at Getafe—the club that propelled him to stardom (albeit, fleeting stardom).  "You [journalists] talk of Pedro Leon as if he was [Zinedine] Zidane or [Diego] Maradona or [Alfredo] di Stefano," Mourinho said, per Real's official website (h/t Elliot Ball at Sky Sports). " ...
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7 weeks ago

Luis Suarez Not the Issue as Real Madrid Show Barcelona Flaws Under Luis Enrique

Oct 28 2014 6:09am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

There has only been one topic of conversation prior to Saturday’s Clasico—would Luis Suarez be named in Barcelona’s starting line-up for the Clasico, or would he start on the bench? In the end, Luis Enrique took a chance with the Uruguayan front man, but it was other team-selection decisions made by the Camp Nou head coach—more of which later—which, ultimately, cost Barcelona this game, and, with it, their previous unbeaten start to the La Liga season. After the match, the coach told the media ...
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8 weeks ago

Liverpool Echo Names Brendan Rodgers’ January Goalkeeper Shortlist, Which Includes Talented Young German

Oct 27 2014 11:25pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Which of these five keepers would Liverpool fans most like to arrive an Anfield in January... SEE MORE: Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers Needs New Keeper Insists Former Manchester United Custodian After Slamming Simon Mignolet (Video) New Everton Chant Mocks Liverpool Signing Rickie Lambert The 7 Main Ballon D’or Candidates, Following Backing For Manuel Neuer From Chelsea Flop Andriy Shevchenko Reliable Mersey ...
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8 weeks ago

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi took a pain-killing injection for sprained ankle before Clasico v Real Madrid [Confidencial]

Oct 27 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

There was something not quite right about Lionel Messi in Saturday night’s El Clasico, and it looks like there was a logical explanation for his out of sorts display.The four time Ballon D’Or took a pain-killing injection on Thursday to ease the pain on a light ankle sprain, El Confidencial claim (SPORT say this information has been corroborated by the club).Messi was way below the standards set in Clasicos to date, and this season in general, having shown signs of r ...
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8 weeks ago

Messi didn’t undergo injury treatment pre-Classico

Oct 27 2014 11:13am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says Lionel Messi did not receive treatment before playing a subdued Clasico match against Real Madrid on Saturday. Press reports appeared Monday saying the Argentina forward had received infiltrations — injections by rheumatologists to relieve discomfort — in a heel. Messi had only one good chance when he raced toward goal and side-kicked the ball toward the far post, but Madrid goalkeeper ...
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