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Hierro pays tribute to former Real Madrid teammate Casillas after retirement

Fernando Hierro has paid tribute to former Real Madrid and Spain teammate Iker Casillas.

Casillas announced his retirement on Tuesday.

"Being a goalkeeper is a risky profession and [Casillas] always had that self-confidence to defend Real Madrid's goal," Hierro told Radio MARCA.

"He was very calm between the goalposts.

"When I joined the Spanish national team's sports management group, he told me that I was going to suffer what he had suffered when I was captain at Real Madrid.

"With me [as Spain's sporting director] he was an exemplary [Spain] captain.

"It hurts me that he didn't say goodbye on a field, but surely the world of football welcomes him with open arms."

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