“My best stop was Robben in the World Cup final”
Iker Casillas, former Real Madrid international goalkeeper, stated this Wednesday that lthe best stop of his entire career was the one he made to Arjen Robben during the final of the World Cup in South Africa, which Spain won against the Netherlands in 2010.That was Casillas’ choice when asked by an amateur on the official Champions League Twitter account, in which the Spanish goalkeeper answered other questions related to his career.“I choose stops that are decisive in the end. Like the one in the World Cup final in South Africa. That hand in hand with Robben, not for the spectacular but for the moment. And then the 2002 final in Glasgow (of the Champions League that Real Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen), those final minutes. “Casillas explained how the seconds before his action against Robben were, in the 62nd minute of the final, when the scoreboard was 0-0 between Spain and the Netherlands.“At that time what I tried was to preview what he could do. He had been my partner at Real Madrid and he already knew more or less what his skills were. I tried to give him a little more left side to try to dribble around, but then he decided to shoot at goal and I was able to get the right foot out quickly, “he said.By last, He chose between one of the two great titles he won with Spain: lto Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria or the World Cup in South Africa 2010.“It is a good question. The difference from 2010 to 2008 is great. It is true that for us there is a beginning, which is the Euro Cup in Austria and Switzerland where we managed to pass the penalty shootout against Italy (quarterfinals). From there, everything else came, “he explained.“If we had not passed that round of the quarterfinals of the Euro Cup, neither the World Cup nor the next Euro Cup would have arrived. It was a decisive moment in Spanish football. Whatever it is to win a World Cup outshines the rest. They are different moments but at the same time very important “, he pointed out.“You have to be very restrained for football to return”The exguardameta Íker Casillas, candidate for the presidency of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), considered that it is necessary to be ‘very restrained’ to make the decision to return the competition. “I am quite optimistic about life in general, I have always liked to see the glass half full, but right now I think you have to be very restrained when making a decision like that. I am convinced that all the people who are in different positions worldwide are always thinking about the quality of football and the fans, “he said. “But right now I think that there will be a few months in which it will take a certain calm and a certain calm to know when and when everything begins to establish itself as it was before. It is taking slow, safe and firm steps, especially for the good of the people.“He said. On his aspiration to preside over the highest body of Spanish football, he commented:” From a distance I have been aware of everything for a long time. But it is true that right now the main thing is to be able to have this cure, to be able to have it under control, above different levels “.“The decision was made a few months ago but right now everything is so stopped that you have to wait for events and see how everything unfolds.. Right now this is secondary and the main thing is to insist that people be consistent and listen to what they tell us, “he added in the online solidarity marathon #YoMeCorono organized by Carlos Latre and which aims to raise funds to find the vaccine against the disease.Asked about how he is handling the situation caused by this disease, he said: “I am a little scared but confident with the people who are aware of everything. I am convinced that they are doing everything possible to keep the world population calm.. It is a new situation for everyone, first time. We have to listen very well to the people who are in the front row fighting against all this. ““In Portugal the state of alarm is not, it is that of emergency. It has some nuance different from Spain but still the people are quite consistent and almost everyone is responsible, they stay at home, “he declared. He also spoke of the unity his country is experiencing, similar to the one that took place during the celebrations after the conquest of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa:” Since I remember We have rarely seen an entire country, all of humanity, so close together and so eager to live and help as we are right now. “Ten years ago we had to do it in a happy way, Madrid was a show. Now we are seeing the opposite but we continue to see that unity that we have. It is a pity, a misfortune what is happening. But still we see that the union is strength and I think we are going to have to pull it more than ever“he opined.