Real Madrid is in my heart, says Diego Lopez

Real Madrid is in my heart, says Diego Lopez


Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez has said Los Blancos will always be in his heart and he would love to return to the club one day.

The 33-year-old shot stopper left the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer for Italian giants AC Milan after spending 18 months in the Spanish capital. Signed by Jose Mourinho, it was an eventful time for Lopez, who dislodged club captain Iker Casillas from the starting eleven, causing much debate among fans and in the press.

After Mourinho left, it was expected Casillas would win his place back in the side, but Ancelotti stuck with Lopez in goal in La Liga and used Casillas in the Copa del Rey and Champions League last season – two trophies Los Blancos ended up winning.

Speaking to Onda Cero about his time in Italy so far, Lopez said he is happy but looks back on his time with Los Blancos.

“I am very happy and very content. Things are going well individually. I was very happy in Madrid, where I had a fantastic year-and-a-half,” he stated.

“Madrid is a club I will always have in my heart. I hope when I retire I can return as an employee,” he went on to say.