Iker Casillas, angel demon
The case of Casillas is a case that, without being new in the world of football, never ceases to surprise due to the relevance he acquired during more than a decade of his career with Real Madrid and the Spanish team.. We must recognize his merits where he has won all the titles there have been and for having been the best goalkeeper in the world for many years and a pillar of the Spanish team.. But it is also true that that stopped being the case a long time ago and Iker Casillas stopped being the best at what he did a long time ago..
Despite not being excessively old for the goalkeeper position, It can be understood as in the case of all footballers, that your career from a certain age can go into decline and that therefore, His moment has passed and it is time to make way for new generations or colleagues in better shape to end up retired or leaving the club with the maximum of honors.. In the case of the Madrid goalkeeper it seems that this is not the case.. It neither leaves a path nor gives the impression that it is going to leave with honors..
He may throw stones at himself but his continuity in the white club and in the Spanish team puts him in the spotlight. With the fans divided, especially the merengue, who came to call him a Mole, plugged from the press, Florentino's spoiled child or miserable, the departure of Diego López as director of Milan instead of him and his last disastrous actions, they make you look at it with a magnifying glass. The arrival of Keylor Navas from Levante and one of the best goalkeepers in the world today does not help him either.. With quite unfortunate actions, The slightest mistake could further destroy a prestige earned by hard work and precisely over time.. His clash with his teammate Arbeloa on social networks is not a point in his favor either..
The truth is that for the neutral fan, would like to remember Iker Casillas as that great soccer goalkeeper who was capable of putting his hand, the foot, head, the elbow and any part of its anatomy in the right place and at the right time. The one who won tournaments for his performances and was a gentleman on and off the field. But surely thanks to the same press that until recently elevated and inflated him and certain extra-sports events that will not be the case..