Real Madrid coach Mourinho: Casillas is training very well

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has praised Iker Casillas' training form. The goalkeeper is fighting to reclaim his No1 spot from Diego Lopez.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has praised Iker Casillas' training form.

The goalkeeper is fighting to reclaim his No1 spot from Diego Lopez.

Mourinho said: “I’m not very interested in the past. I’m more interested in the present and, in this case, in the future. What I can say is that Casillas is training very well and that’s good for him, for Real Madrid, for me, and for his teammates.”

And asked whether a player who has played 136 games with him could train poorly, the Portuguese coach was explicit: “It depends on the opposition you have. If you’re a player who has direct, hard, daily competition and they’re putting the pressure on you to be at the top of your form, it’s impossible for you to play a lot of games because another one would play. If you are a player without much opposition and you feel calm, protected, and untouchable, it can happen.”

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