Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insisted his team’s Supercopa de Espana win on away goals against Barcelona was one for the fans.
Jose Mourinho’s men have taken just one point from the opening two La Liga fixtures this season and were beaten 3-2 in the Supercopa first leg by eternal rivals Barca, but Casillas maintained Madrid fully deserved to lift the trophy.
“We came into the game after a rough patch so we owed this one to our supporters,” the Spanish international told a post-match Press conference.
“We have not started [the season] well but there are days when you get good luck and others when you get bad luck.
“But I think we deserved to win. The first half was ours and in general the rest of the game also, although Victor Valdes gave a 10-out-of-10 performance and in the end we had to suffer a little more.
“They came at us but did so without creating much danger.”
Nonetheless, Casillas went on to praise the attitude of opponents who could have settled the tie in the first leg if he had not made a crucial save from Lionel Messi towards the end.
“Barcelona showed great character to keep on playing in central midfield.
“At the Camp Nou they could have scored a fourth but we went to the other end and got the goal that gave us hope.
“That made this game more open,” he concluded.