The junior mentor of Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez says he deserves to be No1 ahead of Iker Casillas.

Alberto Lopez coached Lopez at CD Lugo.

"He's playing like the best goalkeeper in the world in his own right, for me there is no debate," he said.

"If every game he is keeping goals out and Casillas is coming off an injury, it is logical that Diego Lopez holds his place until the end of the season."