‘Diego Lopez deserves Madrid place’

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has admitted that Diego Lopez 'deserves' to keep his place in the Blancos starting XI.

The Spain captain endured a torrid campaign in 2012/13, falling out with Coach Jose Mourinho, breaking his thumb and losing his place in the first team.

But the 32-year-old has conceded that his teammate at Santiago Bernabeu had a spuerb season.

“Diego López is a fantastic person and a great goalkeeper,” Casillas told Radio Marca.

“He was superb and he deserves to continue playing. He had a brilliant season.

“I never wanted problems. I have learned how to show patience ever since I was a child, I know that I have to wait and try to win my place in the side.

“I didn’t want to be a nuisance or be harmful to the team. If one day I am told that I have to leave this club – which I consider to be my home, I will go without fuss.

“I was trying to recover from my injury and others were saying things about me. If that had happened to me when I was 20, I would have taken it as a problem but right now I am the captain.

“I’m not going to yelling that I am no telltale. I will try and win over the people who think I am not good enough.

“All I want to do is help my club so that they can win the 10th European Cup and all of the trophies that they contest.”

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