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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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James Rodriguez scored late to give Real Madrid a lead, but Raúl García answered to give Atléti a draw and an away goal. James Rodriguez scored a deflected goal from short range to give Real Madrid a lead in the final ten minutes, but Atlético Madrid's Raúl García answered with two minutes left to earn a draw for the visitors. The two teams will meet again on Friday at the Vincente Calderon in the second leg of the SpanishSuper Cup. Thanks t ...
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The press are becoming a bit obsessive with the Chelsea goalkeeping situation.With Thibaut Courtois coming back to his parent club this summer after 3 years out on loan at Atletico, the Number 1 spot - owned by Petr Cech for a decade –  is now up for grabs.Mourinho has favoured Courtois in pre-season, though he’s kept tight-lipped about who will start between the nets when the real business starts, tomorrow against Burnley.The fascination around the subje ...
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New AC Milan keeper Diego Lopez writes open letter thanking Real Madrid fans & teammates

Aug 14 2014 1:36pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Keylore Navas’ arrival at Real Madrid left the European champions with three top goalkeepers; too much for any club let alone one of Madrid’s standing.Something had to give, and Diego Lopez proved to be the fall guy, transferring to AC Milan.But the Galician keeper leaves with no biterness, and seems genuinely grateful just to have been given the honour of playing for Real Madrid, which is really the only natural considering his car ...
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Diego Lopez Writes Heartfelt Letter to Real Madrid Fans After Leaving for Milan

Aug 14 2014 6:36am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Diego Lopez's move to AC Milan marked the end of an eventful stint in La Liga, and the former Real Madrid goalkeeper has penned a heartfelt and emotional open letter to the club and their fans after moving on. Lopez, who famously ousted club legend Iker Casillas and performed creditably under Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti, began his career at Real Madrid, only to be sold in 2007. His return marked the fulfilment of a dream, and his lett ...
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£382m: Real Madrid Select the Most Expensive XI In Football History

Aug 13 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

The starting eleven selected by Carlo Ancelotti for last night's Super Cup clash with Sevilla turned out to represent the most expensive in the history of the game, we take a closer look at the record breaking XI. Check in to Real Madrid vs Cordoba Iker Casillas - Zero The one member of the XI who didn't cost a penny and this was indeed something of a rare outing for the hugely experienced keeper. The Spanish international has barely ...
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Aug 12 2014 3:53pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CARDIFF — Moving on from a frustrating World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo began the new season as the last one ended for Real Madrid — with goals and a trophy. The Portugal forward netted both goals as the European champions convincingly overcame Europa League winner Sevilla with a 2-0 victory to collect the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. Ronaldo swept the ball in at the far post in the 30th minute after racing ont ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo 2 – Sevilla 0: Best Tweets as Real Madrid win the Super Cup

Aug 12 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

RMA 2-0 SEV (51') – Cristiano (70) is now tied for second with Inzaghi on the all time scoring list in European competition— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) August 12, 2014In the end it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s night.Gareth Bale was billed as the star of the show in Cardiff and whilst the Welsh flyer provided a glorious cross for the first Real Madrid goal, it was all about Ronaldo.The Portuguese star took hold of the match as if he had someth ...
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Carlo Ancelotti makes 1-man wall at Real Madrid training, Sergio Ramos hit him square in chest! [Video]

Aug 12 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

With Toni Kroos, Ramos, and Xabi Alonso having brought their shooting boots to training, Iker Casillas was left flapping at thin air during a shooting drill.Seeing his keeper at an unfair disadvantage, coach Carlo Ancelotti had the bright idea to make a 1-man wall between the keeper and shooters, to see if they could get it over or around him.But Ancelotti hadn’t counted on the presence of Sergio Ramos, who hit him square in the chest with the first shot! Amazing ...
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Real Madrid Predicted XI V Sevilla In Super Cup, With James Rodriguez & Toni Kroos

Aug 12 2014 9:13am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Here's the side that could take the field verses Sevilla this Tuesday evening... SEE MORE: Shocking Alan Brazil comments on Robin Williams' suicide Spanish publication MARCA have hinted that Real Madrid may put out this strong side tonight, to maximise new superstar signing James Rodriguez. GK) Iker Casillas The legendary 'keeper is set to be given the starting spot tonight, as it's a cup match and not a league one, whereas new signing Keylor Navas could get t ...
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Diego Lopez and Pablo Armero Undergo AC Milan Medicals Ahead of Dual Transfer

Aug 12 2014 4:52am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Diego Lopez and Pablo Armero are on the verge of becoming AC Milan players after the pair headed to Italy for their medicals. Milan's summer of strengthening continues with the two likely signings who can make a real difference to the Rossoneri's defensive frailties. Milan's official Twitter account posted an image of the duo as the medical process began: Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio expects Lopez to sign on a three-year deal. He was deemed surplus to requirements a ...
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