Dropped Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Wants To Retire At Real Madrid

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Spaniard respects manager’s decision and not looking for exit.

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Dropped Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists that he is not looking to leave the club despite currently being behind Diego Lopez in the pecking order, according to talkSPORT.

The 32-year-old has been at the Bernabeu for his entire career, and admits it would be a dream to continue that way and retire at his boyhood club, despite his current problems.

Casillas was first dropped by previous manager Jose Mourinho last season, and has remained on the bench this year under new boss Carlo Ancelotti, which has seen him linked with a whole host of top European clubs.

With the World Cup coming up next summer, Casillas will be hoping to both start for and captain Spain as they look to retain the trophy they won in South Africa in 2010, but he may not be selected by his country if he continues to be overlooked at his club.

Still, Casillas insists he is not thinking aboout leaving the club and says he respects the decision of Ancelotti to leave him out for the moment.

Widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, the Spaniard believes it is important to be professional in these difficult times.

“Of course I’d like to play,” he said. “But you need to respect the coach. It’s his decision. A player, from a selfish point of view, will always want to play, but a good professional accepts it.

“I’d like to be at Real Madrid forever because it’s what I’ve dreamed of doing since I was kid.”

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