Iker Casillas: We were made to suffer too much

Iker Casillas: We were made to suffer too much


Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has said the team went through too much suffering in the match against Borussia Dortmund and will have to learn their lessons ahead of the semi-final.

The shot-stopper, who has been selected by Carlo Ancelotti for Champions League and cup matches this season, was once again the saviour for Los Blancos, pulling off a number of sensational stops to prevent the German outfit completing a remarkable comeback.

Speaking to journalists after the game, he admitted it was a bit too close for comfort, and Los Blancos would have to improve.

The World Cup winner stated: “The first goal is an error from us and the second is after losing the ball in the centre of the park. We had mental strength because with 2-0 in the 37th minute a lot of things go through your head and all this after missing a penalty. The positive thing is that we’ve learnt to suffer in these games. These errors cannot happen in semi-finals.”

He went on to add: “It was too much suffering, I think deserved. Maybe it’s good to have this kind of experience every now and then to know nothing is easy.”

The 32-year-old, who has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, called on his teammates to switch their attention back on La Liga now, rather than the Champions League.

He commented: “We will put the semis and final of the Champions League to one side. We are going to think about Saturday’s game. We need to win our games and hope that those in front of us stumble.”