Iker Casillas reveals Vicente Del Bosque hasn’t told him who will be Spain’s No 1 for Euro 2016.
The Porto goalkeeper is also captain of La Roja but there is a feeling David De Gea might get the gloves for the summer, and Casillas told El Laguero he would accept the Coach’s decision.
“I’m willing to go to Euro 2016. I don’t know as what. Del Bosque hasn’t said anything,” AS quotes Casillas as confirming.
“Once you’re in the list of 23, if the Coach opts for someone else, I’ll have to assimilate to my role. I’m going to enjoy it, which is what I like to do. I want to go even if I don’t play.
“I want to experience it, but I want to play.”
Casillas acknowledged that De Gea has qualities he doesn’t possess but argued the reverse is true as well, and welcomed the level of goalkeeper available to the national team.
“I’m 35 and he is 25. He has the world ahead of him and more left than me,” the veteran added.
“He has things I don’t have and vice versa. It’s a luxury to have goalkeepers like De Gea. In other teams there isn’t this competition.
“Here there is and we’re in good hands. There’s Sergio Rico, Adrian…we’re calm.”
Casillas admitted that he feels relaxed when with the national team and is slowly getting used to not being a Real Madrid player, having joined Porto last summer.
“When you’re 20 you see things a different way. When you mature and you accomplish things your morale and self-esteem grows,” he continued.
“When you’re 35, I won’t say you can relax, but I can afford to look back and think I have something to say and here are my credentials. I have the right to enjoy football and I think I’m qualified.
“When I’m with the national team I’m disconnected [from the pressure of football]. I belong to another club now and it’s clear my head has changed.
“I had 25 years at the same club, 16 in the first team, and the truth is I find it strange, but luckily I’ve been slowly taking in the situation.”