Roberto Carlos: Iker Casillas has to take responsibility

Roberto Carlos: Iker Casillas has to take responsibility


Former Real Madrid full-back Roberto Carlos has said Iker Casillas need to take the blame for Spain’s early elimination from the World Cup in Brazil.

The 2010 champions were knocked out in the group stage following a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Holland and a 2-0 to Chile. They restored some pride in the final match with a win over Australia.

Casillas was at fault for a number of the goals conceded, not least a glaring error against Holland that allowed Robin van Persie to scored his second of the night and the fourth for Louis Van Gaal’s team.

Speaking to Sport, Roberto Carlos, a former team mate of Casillas said goalkeepers and forwards have the toughest job because when they make mistakes they are more often remembered.

He stated: “In Brazil, it is said that when you win, everybody wins and loses together. Iker, as has been spoken about, was not at his best, but the others didn’t help him either.”

He continued: “There are two people on the field who can do no wrong. The striker and the goalkeeper, when they make mistakes, it’s very noticeable and gives way to criticism.

“Iker has to take responsibility. As a friend, I’m sorry for him and for the team, but you have to always improve as we do not live in footballing past, but in the present.”


  1. Very true . Mourinho saw ths n droppd him. Yet he was crucified.its time casilas s dropd frm team. Let hm get bak his form.

  2. He was dropped and the supposed best goalkeeper was chosen for La Liga. He won the two major competition he played in this year and the so called best goalkeeper couldn’t we La Liga. Don’t get me wrong, he made. Mistake in the final but he kept madrid in the competition against Dortmond.