Iker Casillas has said he is delighted to have won the Club World Cup as it was the only one missing from his personal medal haul.
The Real Madrid captain made his 700th appearance for the club in the 2-0 over San Lorenzo in Marrakech on Saturday. Club president Florentino Perez marked the occasion by presenting the 33-year-old with a shirt bearing his name and the number 700 on the back.
Casillas played a key role in his side’s success this year, featuring in the finals of the Champions League, Copa del Rey, European Super Cup and Club World Cup – winning all four of them.
And after the match in Morocco, the keeper took time to talk to reporters and look back at what he and the rest of the team have achieved this year.
“It wasn’t too bad of a year, there was a month and a half where I didn’t do well after the Champions League final until the World Cup. It’s what happens sometimes when things go well and then go bad. In the Copa del Rey I helped the team the best I could, after the suffering in the Champions League it turned out positively. We couldn’t beat Atletico Madrid for the SuperCopa and now we’ve won. I’m happy,” he said.
“Today’s title was one that I’d been missing and I’m happy to have won it. This has been a sensational year that will stay in everyone’s memory.”