Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has insisted that he will always consider the Bernabeu his home despite moving to FC Porto in 2015 - and opened up on why he kept quiet during 'the Mourinho affair'.
Los Blancos legend Casillas told Marca that he didn't want to get dragged into a 'circus' around the reports of player unrest under the Portuguese manager, acting in what he told the Spanish newspaper were the club's best interests.
Iker Casillas on Gianluigi Buffon: "He told me that as long as I can continue playing, I should continue. I hope we can meet again." pic.twitter.com/nn2gpt3V3L— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) April 1, 2017
He said: "I kept my mouth shut about what was going on for the good of the club.
The veteran stopper continued to talk about his love for the club, adding:
Current Real stopper Keylor Navas has come in for some heavy criticism in recent weeks, but Casillas defended the Costa Rican, saying: "What can I say? I don't like it. I lived it and you have to have a lot of courage to forget about it. It is a demanding club and a few years ago there was a mini split, by circumstances we already saw and we had to live.
"The whistles have settled at the Bernabeu and it's curious because, in Keylor Navas' case, watching his performance last season, it seems incredible to me that he is not among the top two or three goalkeepers in the world."
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