Iker Casillas: Argentinian teams are tough

Iker Casillas: Argentinian teams are tough

Iker Casillas

Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas spoke about Los Blancos rival in the Club World Cup final San Lorenzo de Almagro.

The goalkeeper confessed he doesn’t know much about their opponent. “We don’t know San Lorenzo well, apart from their name and what they have won. I’m convinced the manager has already studied them.”

Madrid are favourites to win their first World Cup title, but Casillas warned “all Argentinian sides are tough”, and it won’t be easy to defeat the South American champions.

Los Blancos already lost an Intercontinental Cup against an Argentinian club. It was in 2000, when Boca Juniors beat Real 2-1. “I had bad memories from that match. In the first 15 minutes we were losing 2-0 and we couldn’t win the title. At least two years later we amended it beating Olimpia Paraguay,” Casillas said.

San Lorenzo manager Edgardo Bauza also commented the upcoming match: “We have fought hard the whole year to arrive to this match and we made it. We are going to give our best against the best team in the world. We would have liked to have 24 hours more to prepare the game, but it hasn’t been possible,” he explained in a press conference.