Totti: It’s A Shame Casillas Is Gone
Roma star Francesco Totti has said that it is “a shame” to see an “icon” like Iker Casillas leave Real Madrid.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper brought an end to a 25-year period at the Santiago Bernabeu last week when he departed to join Porto.
Casillas announced his departure at an emotional press conference, sitting alone as he delivered a statement to the press – a move that has seen Madrid heavily criticised by fans and pundits.
Ahead of Roma’s friendly against Los Blancos in Melbourne, Totti, who has spent his entire career with the Italian side, hailed Casillas as a “great man” as he mourned the World Cup winner’s departure.
“It’s a shame that Casillas is gone,” he told reporters. “We know each other well. He is a great man and a great person. Iker is an icon and a monument of the club.”
The 38-year-old then turned his attention to Saturday’s match between the two sides.
“Against Madrid there are no friendlies,” he added. “The games are always prestigious. It will be a nice and positive experience.”