Del Bosque: Casillas in good shape

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque says goalkeeper Iker Casillas is in good shape after four months without playing for Real Madrid.

“Casillas is just as he always is,” he told reporters after a training session in Miami before the friendly with Haiti on Saturday.

The Coach maintained that his staff had not noticed ‘any decline in his captain’s physical condition’ and that ‘he is apparently in good shape’.

However, Del Bosque declined to reveal if Casillas will start in goal when Spain travel to Brazil to take part in the Confederations Cup, which starts on June 15, and instead will leave a decision until after the friendly with the Republic of Ireland in New York on Tuesday.

“Why should I look to make a decision when we have more time?” he asked.

The 62-year-old is confident the balance of training and rest his team are enjoying in the United States will see his players arrive in Brazil in perfect condition, despite being forced to train indoors after heavy rain saw parts of the pitch at the Sun Life Stadium – where the Haiti match will take place – flooded.

“We had two options, which were either to not train or do what we could and look for an alternative,’ said Del Bosque.

 

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