Wednesday January 22 2014
Casillas ‘in Madrid next season’

Iker Casillas says there’s no chance he’ll be anywhere other than Real Madrid next season after setting a new personal record.

The goalkeeper’s clean sheet in Madrid’s Copa del Rey win over Espanyol means he has now gone 592 minutes without conceding.

His previous personal best was 520, Marca reports.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Casillas said that despite losing his place in the League side to Diego Lopez, he is not looking to leave the Santiago Bernabeu.

“I’m happy with how I’m playing,” Casillas began.

“I’m free from injury and my fitness is slowly coming back, taking shape and reaching old levels.

“I’m fine now.

“The questions about my future bore me.

“I’m very happy in Madrid and of course I see myself here next season.”

Marca adds that Casillas had an impressive game in the Cup win, in particular one save from Jhon Cordoba that drew comparisons with a stop made in the World Cup final.

Casillas added that he hopes his new record lasts a long time in order to benefit the team as a whole.

“Hopefully this will be a long streak.

“A clean sheet sets us up for victory with the attack we have.”

Football Italia website