Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas was in a bullish mood ahead of the ‘El Clásico’ against Barcelona this Saturday, after Los Blancos’ 2-1 win over ten-man Juventus at the Bernabeu last night.
Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Madrid on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages, and that would be confirmed if Real win the return game away in Turin in two weeks time, with Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini missing the clash after his red card.
Club icon Casillas was preferred to Diego Lopez, and would hope to be named as the number one for the first El Clásico of the season this weekend.
The 32-year-old stopper was confident, telling Canal Plus after the game, “A victory on Saturday will carry us to the top of the table with Barcelona. We have to go to Camp Nou keeping in mind this victory.”
With a five point lead ahead of third-placed Juventus, Carlo Ancelotti’s side would seal a place in the knockout rounds with a win in Turin.
Casillas said:”It was not easy even when they were down to 10 men for almost the entire second half. We’ve taken an important step.”