January 24, 2013 by
Real Madrid are reaching an absolutely crucial period of the season. Jose Mourinho has stated publicly that he has given up on the Primera Liga title, and few would disagree, with Barcelona 15 points ahead. So Mourinho and Real Madrid are concentrating on the Spanish cup and the Champions league to save the season from disaster.
The absence of the Madrid captain and goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, could not come at a worse time. The first leg of the Copa Del Rey semi-final is next week, against either Barcelona or Malaga. The Spanish champions also host Manchester United for the first leg of the Champions league tie on February 13th. The away leg is on March 5th, and there is a small chance that Casillas could return in time for that. ......Read more...
January 07, 2013 by
Real Madrid have The Special One and he is Portuguese. His name is not Jose Mourinho, however, it is Christiano Ronaldo. CR7 was in majestic form last night, and he needed to be because Madrid were down to 10 men after 6 minutes. Jose Mourinho surprised everybody by leaving Iker Casillas on the bench. The captain had recently been voted the best keeper in the world for the umpteenth time in a row, but Mourinho claimed the move was for tactical reasons. ......Read more...
October 16, 2012 by
Iker Casillas has already had a long and distinguished career with Real Madrid and the Spain national team. He has won everything there is to win at club and international level and, at 31-years old, has plenty of good years still in him. He also has a contract for life at the club, but Jose Mourinho is looking for a good quality keeper as a stand in and eventual replacement, and Kasper Schmeichel is top of the list.
The 25-year old son of Denmark and Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel, is currently playing in the Championship in England for Leicester City. He was voted Player of the Year last season and is regarded as one of the best keepers around. ......Read more...