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Real Madrid comes first, says Iker Casillas

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Forgotten goalkeeper Iker Casillas has stated that his feelings do not matter as Real Madrid is more important than any individual.

The Spain International, who fell down the pecking order during Jose Mourinho's time at the Bernabeu, has remained a second choice to Diego Lopez even after Carlo Ancelotti's arrival.

However, Casillas expressed his delight after he was given an opportunity to start in the Champions League clash against Copenhagen on Wednesday night.

"It was a long time without playing in the Bernabeu in an official match and getting back to wearing this shirt makes me feel proud," the World Cup winner is quoted as saying by his club's official website.

"It has been a very long time and a lot has happened in that time but I have not tried to hide anything.

"When you've gone so long without playing, lots of things go through your head, but my dream is to keep playing until the mind and body will permit.

"The club has treated me very well and Real Madrid are more important than Casillas.

"What I want is to play football and do so for Real Madrid. Right now, the aim is to keep going."

Casillas also believes that Madrid had a great comeback after the derby loss to Atletico Madrid.

"The team should be congratulated because we managed to win, which was not easy," the 32-year-old added.

"The players try to make it better. We have to focus on the present, as we have a team with great quality.

"Real Madrid is the most demanding club and playing in this team and for Spain means that people have opinions of you.

"You have to respect the most critical people and work hard to change their minds so they are with the team so that, together, we can win titles."

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