Ike Casillas says Diego Lopez’s form is one major reason Real Madrid are currently on top of the La Liga with 12 games to go.
Lopez has continued to hold onto the number one shirt at the Bernabeu restricting Casillas to only 15 starts this season.
“So far, the gaffer has opted for Diego Lopez in La Liga and we are leaders thanks in no small part to his efforts,” Casillas told Marca. “I, when I play, try to do the best I can.
“You have to follow the manager’s orders.
“Of course, everyone wants more minutes.
The 32-year-old has no complaints about Ancelotti’s decision and insists Lopez’s 10 clean sheets in 2013-14, coupled with only conceding an average of a goal a game, validate the Italian’s team selection.
“I, at this moment, as I said, respect the manager’s decision, and if he says cup and Champions League, I’m happy with that and (will) try to do my best for the team.”
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains committed to youth development as well as silverware reveals the 41 year old Northern Irish manager.
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4 time World footballer of the year Lionel Messi has heaped praises on departing Barcelona captain Carles Puyol saying the Spanish international will be “sorely missed” at the Nou Camp.
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Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has said the fact that French side PSG are interested in Paul Pogba is a “source of pride” for the club.
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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl has refused to give up on his side’s chances of winning the Bundesliga this season
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Though Dortmund started the …
England senior national team coach Roy Hodgson says he is “very sad” over the injury sustained by Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere in England’s friendly against Denmark on Wednesday at Wembley.
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Nigerian international Leon Balogun who made his debut for the country on Wednesday in an international friendly against Mexico could be out for eight weeks after suffering a fractured foot on his debut.
Balogun who made his debut in the second half when he replaced Celtic defender Efe Ambrose could …