Casemiro: Madrid owed fans

Casemiro believes Real Madrid repaid a debt to their fans by beating Barcelona 2-1 in the Clasico on Saturday.

The Brazilian was widely acclaimed for his performance as Los Blancos’ holding midfielder at Camp Nou, with Marca hailing him as “the tank” on the front of its Monday issue, and he is determined to continue living the “dream”.

“We did what we had to do at Camp Nou. We owed madridismo the win,” he told Marca.

“I’m just a canterano who wants to break the [first-team] door down.

“I’m a player who thanks God every day for being at Real Madrid.

“I left [for Porto] with the dream of doing well and have returned to be important.

“What will make me happier is that the fans are proud of me.

“We played as a team and we know the objective is to win trophies. This is Real Madrid. We believe that with Zidane we will achieve important things.

“We must forget the Clasico and focus on Europe. We have a difficult game in Germany next.”

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