Casillas’ Porto move the best solution – del Bosque

Casillas’ Porto move the best solution – del Bosque

Iker Casillas

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque says Iker Casillas’ move to Porto in the summer was the best solution for the keeper.

Casillas left Real Madrid after 25 years service and having played in more than 700 games for Los Blancos. During his time at the club, the former captain won pretty much everything there is to win in the game, including the Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey, World Club Cup, and European Super Cup. He was also part of the Spain team to lift the World Cup and European Championship twice.

At Porto, Casillas has kept eight clean sheets as his new club sit top of the Primeria Liga.

Speaking to O Jogo, del Bosque said: “Porto was a great solution for an uncomfortable situation that Iker was having at a club he has represented since a kid and he gave them a great service. At his age, I think it was a good move. He tells me he is happy, he is playing and he feels useful. He is still old enough to play at the highest level.”

And he added: “I watch almost every Porto game, and they are a team that dominate a lot, like Madrid in the Spanish league, and he is accustomed to be a goalkeeper of a big team.”