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Real Madrid star: I thought about leaving

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Real Madrid Iker Casillas has opened up about last season's nightmare campaign.

The goalkeeper stated that this had been the worst year of his professional life.

Speaking to Marca, the Real Madrid captain said: "Being out for four months was really tough, especially after being playing for 14 years."

He was particularly disappointed about his team not winning any titles this season, after being defeated in Champions League semi-finals, the Copa del Rey final and saying goodbye to La Liga title almost by the middle of the season.

After his injury, he said that he was appreciating even more the time spent on the field, and that he was "enjoying every game as if it was the last one".

About his club, he admitted that he had thought about leaving it at some point, especially this year with the constant face-to-face with Jose Mourinho.

He added: "Some days you feel depressed and you think that leaving is the best option, but I love being a part of Real Madrid."

Casillas was asked about his relationship with Spain and Real Madrid teammate Alvaro Arbeloa, he denied any enmity.

"I guess saying that we cannot stand each other sells more papers, but we have a friendly relationship," he concluded.

Still, he revealed that he has a very good relationship with the press. Casillas confirmed that there have been moments this year when he has had to make an effort not to say anything, for Real Madrid's sake.

Finally, when asked the big question of when he would retire from La Roja, he reassured everyone by stating that he is not going to leave the Spanish team anytime soon.

Casillas is expected to play in tonight's Confederations Cup semi-final against Italy, which will be held at the Castelão stadium in Fortaleza.

 

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