Long-serving Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has said he plans to continue his career at the Bernabeu despite enduring a difficult season.
The World Cup winner was dropped from the starting line-up just before Christmas in favour of back-up keeper Adan.
The 31-year-old then suffered a hand injury in January, meaning boss Jose Mourinho had to dip into the transfer market and sign Diego Lopez.
A combination of a breakdown in relations with Mourinho and Lopez’ continued fine form between the sticks has meant Casillas has seen his opportunities limited of late.
But speaking at a City of Madrid event, where Casillas was picking up an individual award, the goalkeeper revealed he plans to stay with the club for many years to come.
He stated: “My future is at Real Madrid because I have a contract with them and because I’ve been there since I was nine, it’s my life-long club and where I would like to be.”
Casillas also deflected questions about his manager’s future, saying the focus for the team now is to get as many points in the league as possible, and win the final of the Copa del Rey.