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Casillas or Diego Lopez
India ish0zil 
Mourinho's words : "I like Diego Lopez more as a goalkeeper than Casillas. It's simple - it's not a personal decision. I like a goalkeeper who can play well with his feet, who is good in the air and who is a phenomenon between the posts.I like a different profile of goalkeeper, in the same way that Casillas might say he prefers a coach in the style of (Spain coach Vicente) Del Bosque.While I am the coach of Real Madrid, Diego Lopez will play, in normal circumstances. It's simple.I accept that people may say I know nothing about football because of that decision, but I say respect a coach who decides to play Diego Lopez. I'm the coach. It is my decision." He might be a great manager but this surely has got to be one of the wrong decisions he has made.Sure he gave Casillas a wake up call by dropping him for Adan but saying stuff like this surely points to him trying to get out of the Real Madrid job with a healthy compensation. Who would you have in your team Casillas or Diego Lopez?
2013-05-07 18:20
For now Diego is better than Casillas imo
2013-05-07 18:23
Portugal haas- 
2013-05-07 18:24
2013-05-07 18:26
No, he isn't
2013-05-07 20:28
yes he is
2013-05-07 20:38
2013-05-07 22:24
2013-05-08 10:16
Well, Casillas is a great keeper for sure, but Diego Lopez has really played well lately. In the end it's a question of who's in the best form, right? So, I mean, if Mourinho feels Lopez is in the best form at the moment, it's all fair I guess. But I think there's something else underneath all of this. Casillas and Mourinho clearly don't have the best relationship. That has a huge impact apparently.
2013-05-07 18:25
Well dropping him on the basis of form is obviously justified as he did with Antonio Adan but comments such as "his biggest regret in his three years at the Bernabeu was not signing Diego Lopez, who is now his first-choice goalkeeper, at the end of his first season in charge" and "While I am the coach of Real Madrid, Diego Lopez will play" are definitely uncalled for.
2013-05-07 18:33
Funny how people can judge casillas's level atm, just because of Mourinho's decision, like if he didn't buy diego lopez, they would still say he is better than casillas.
2013-05-07 18:27
Portugal haas- 
A Frenchie hating Portuguese, nothing new. Is that you Platini?
2013-05-07 18:35
hating on portuguese ?Where did you see that in my comment ?
2013-05-07 18:58
Poland qater- 
what the hell, Casillas has been proving his level since last two years, he was really bad, the only reason why he stayed is just because Adan is even worse.
2013-05-07 20:36
since two years he was bad ?Please...
2013-05-07 20:46
Diehard Casillas fan, dont bother arguing, he has no valid arguments whatsoever.
2013-05-07 21:03
Poland qater- 
Well.. I see that now.
2013-05-08 00:37
Spain ferk 
Well, do I have to remember you that Spain have won two eurocups and a world cup with key saves from him? Maybe he had a lower performance lately, but, bad? Thats too much saying.
2013-05-07 22:30
Poland qater- 
Yeah, he is playing really great in National team, but let's face some facts, he wasn't that effective in club. Every corner or free kick was a big danger, he barely saved shots that he could have saved but didn't must. Diego Lopez is one class above him at him(unless it's Casillas from his best years). But I think that Mourinho should give him some chances in those non important matches...
2013-05-08 00:36
paz | 
Casillas for sure
2013-05-07 19:04
Casillas *10^999999999
2013-05-07 19:08
This Mourinho is so stupid!
2013-05-07 19:35
Big ego, still one of the best.
2013-05-07 19:55
I his job ego should be just an idea, not a certain thing!
2013-05-07 20:02
Mourinho is stupid for prefering Diego to Casillas? So by that logic, you are stupid for thinking Casillas is better at his eyes, derplogic
2013-05-07 20:48
casillas > Diego in overall but atm Diego > casillas
2013-05-07 19:41
2013-05-07 19:50
Lopez form now is on top, but Casillas hasnt had his chance to prove himself after injury.
2013-05-07 19:55
Spain ferk 
Mourinho in 2011: "Casillas deserves ballon d'or". At the same time, according to Mourinho and Karanka, Mourinho regrets not signing Diego López at the end of his first year (2011). So, Mourinho is a liar or an hypocrite (or both). I think you can't take out Diego López out of the team nowadays. He is playing pretty well and there is no reason to change something that works. But I think something is clear here; Mourinho didn't take out Casillas for Adán in first place because of exclusively sports reasons. Mourinho's relationship with Casillas (and the entire Real Madrid roster including Ronaldo) is broken and he seems to be a vengeful coach. He has said today that Pepe, after his confrontation with him, won't play against Malaga and Albiol (that barely played this year) is taking his spot. So, if you don't share his same mind you don't play (happened to Ramos, Ozil, Casillas and now Pepe this year). Unfortunately there is a long way till 30 june, but that day will be a great one with the end of Mourinho's era in Real Madrid.
2013-05-07 19:56
+1 similar to what was said by Guillem Balague..Mourinho by alienating himself against the important players like Casillas,Ramos and now Pepe is just openly inviting the board to sack him so he basically gets a higher compensation before he joins a new team (Chelsea maybe)
2013-05-07 20:13
Unfortunately there is a long way till 30 june, but that day will be a great one with the end of Mourinho's era in Real Madrid When Real will sign a new manager and kick him the next year like always spending hundred of millions and still failing, imo all teams should take Ferguson as an example and stop kicking managers.
2013-05-07 20:16
Spain ferk 
You have a point here. Florentino Pérez did a lot of bad decisions since his arrival in 2000. He is some kind of 'CEO' who wants to be involved in every matter in the team and that cannot be possible. You have to give freedom to you coach in order to build the team as he did for the first time with Mourinho (they gave him everything he wanted). But Real Madrid failling in their decisions doesn't mean Mourinho has done a great work here. No one except 2 or maybe 3 players in the team want him here. He doesn't even talk to his players. If Florentino Pérez gives the next coach his deserved space to do and undo, then Real Madrid won't have any problem to have a successful season. If not, well...
2013-05-07 20:39
So what? He has always wanted to have a second goal keeper to make Casillas more competitive since Adan wasn´t and isn´t a threat to Iker's position. As a proof of why he wanted that is the underperformance of Casilla's since the start of the season ( and even before). The sad truth is that players that have won so much for his club can´t take the idea of being treated equally as his colleagues which is what mourinho has done.
2013-05-07 20:27
Spain ferk 
So if Adan wasn't a threat to Casillas, why did Mourinho put him there? Adan was demolished when Diego Lopez took his spot after having heard Mourinho say 'Adán deserves respect', 'he is in better form than Casillas', etc...
2013-05-07 20:44
Cuz Mourinho had no other option since the president didn´t want to hire Diego Lopez and Casillas needed a wake up call. You should remember that after Adan played terribly 2( 1 and a half) matches and got expelled , Casillas played so well he didn´t recivied a single goal till he got injured.
2013-05-07 20:55
Spain ferk 
Then we are back to my first post. Mourinho has asked for Coentrao (€35M), Carvalho (€8-10M), Modric (€30M) etc, etc... I can't believe Florentino Pérez didn't want to hire Diego López for just €3,5M. Yeah, maybe Casillas needed an extra motivation to recover his best level, ok. But, did he needed all the drama Mourinho has caused after by talking shit about him?
2013-05-07 22:13
Mourinho didn´t cause any drama but the press. All he did was to let Casillas know he isn´t untouchable and needs to fight for his position. The press was the one that made all the fuss about it and tried to directly link this ( making Adan the main goalkeeper) to the personal bad relationship between him and Iker.
2013-05-08 00:29
Spanish press is the most retarded press world-wide. Mourinho did the same in every other team he was in, no drama, huge sucess. Spanish press, what else.
2013-05-08 01:26
Thats the meaning of being a coach: If you dont share his mindset, he has the power to choose whoever he feels deserves to play. If you think he would purposely put his team in risk just to get some pathetic revenge, your retarded. He obviously does what he thinks its the best for the team. Bottom line: He is the coach, He chooses who play and who doesnt, and if something fails he is the one who has to take the blame and you know what? Thats why i have so much respect for Mourinho, he takes every single bullet for his players. "If we dont qualify for the Champions League final, its my fault." Its funny how his personality bothers so many weakminded people.
2013-05-07 20:53
Spain ferk 
Not needed to call retard to anyone btw. Mourinho can trashtalk Casillas and Ronaldo, but Pepe cannot say something as simple as 'his words wasnt apropiated'. That means nothing when playing because Pepe is always playing at his best. Taking him out for that and trying to humilliate him in press conference is only a vengeful act, no sports related. Now, do you seriuosly think that leaving your best players in the bench is because he is looking for the best? Do you think that start a war with all your players, publicly criticize his players, don't even talk to them nor even for tactical instructions, is looking for the best of the team? Trashtalking legends of the team making them look guilty, making excuses for the bad year (Mou's words: 'we were sad at the start of the season' in reference to Ronaldo) without counting himself is looking for the best? I've never liked Mourinho, and I have nothing to say about his two first seasons (except for the bad play of the team). But he went crazy in this last year and he has destroyed the team. That if we don't count Mourinho insulting several times the crowd, locking a reporter in a little room to interrogate him, waiting a referee in the parking garage to face him... Mourinho is only a mercenary that thinks he is above of REAL legends. That didn't work on Real Madrid. He is better off Chelsea.
2013-05-07 22:07
"Now, do you seriuosly think that leaving your best players in the bench is because he is looking for the best?" - He doesnt put his best players in the bench lol not even close. He benches who he thinks have the wrong mindset, and its his function to do so. He does what he thinks its the best for the team, doesnt mean it is or we all have to think like him, but guess what? Hes the one who has the power to do so. He never had this problems in his teams before, he always benched who he wanted, and noone ever said anything about it. Now, spanish has the most pathetic press ive ever seen. Who cares if they are legends in the club? If they dont meet the pre-requirements that Mourinho demands his players to have, they get benched. That simple. Every single trainer in the world benches who they think they should bench, just because its some pseudo-legend everyone gets upset about it. Gimme a break will ya. HE IS ABOVE REAL LEGENDS, he is the trainer he benches all the players he wants to, thats his job. Oh and about Pepe, lool. Pepe is just frustrated he got replaced by a 19 year old kid who happens to be better than him, its hard to age;)
2013-05-07 22:43
Spain ferk 
The thing is Mourinho (and no one) is above of Real Madrid. He thought he was and then he failed. You can think whatever you want ofc. But when only two or three players (of 25) supports him, maybe is because Mourinho is not as good or had not taken the best choices for the team. Pepe frustated for Varane? Ok, you can believe every word that comes from Mourinho's mouth.
2013-05-07 23:06
Saint Iker
2013-05-07 20:24
Azerbaijan Talley 
Your mom
2013-05-07 20:24
The trolling is strong with this one ^^
2013-05-07 20:38
2013-05-07 20:39
de gea best goalkeeper on earth spain should hire him for the national team Cas is getting to old !! ;:D
2013-05-07 20:57
cas bro no comparison. mourinho has personal issues with him
2013-05-07 21:03
Casillas is king!
2013-05-07 21:07
diego cassilas
2013-05-07 21:15
Diego casillas or iker lopez
2013-05-07 21:15
Pepe and casillas underperformace this year, Diego Lopez and Varane played really good thats all
2013-05-07 21:32
Romania tr$ 
Before his injury Casillas form was pretty low, Diego Lopez form now is pretty high. Putting DL on the bench right now would be pretty idiotic.
2013-05-07 21:32
Casillas is so fucking overrated. With madrid he's been shit except for his first CL final. With Spain he's been shit forever until barcelona's dream team started as spain except for 3 in the starting 11. Remember, casillas in his "PEAK" accepted 5-6 goals from barcelona. Spain doesn't even need a top goalkeeper, because barcelona's style of play depends on possesion in the midfield the goalkeeper/defence are worthless in that kind of tactic. When Tito changed how barcelona everybody started realizing how shit valdes/pique are, Valdes+Pique have been shit all the time its just Xavi Iniesta Besquets YayaToure controled the ball so much that people didn't see the weaknesses of barcelona. If pique was so special why did Sir Alex let him leave for 3-5mill? Valdes is a joke no one can deny that! Mourinho is a genius, i say that and i'm a manchester united fan. He knows how to prove that he is always #1. But he's ego is huge, the reason he's doing that to casillas is because iker said that Del Bosque is a better coach that joseph.
2013-05-07 22:18
Spain ferk 
"the reason he's doing that to casillas is because iker said that Del Bosque is a better coach that joseph." You know that this phrase immediately makes everything you wrote before useless right?
2013-05-07 22:34
How is that? i didn't give a reason for replacing him except for this the rest is just what i think of casillas. Mourinho's reasons were obvious: Casillas Leaking team formation to his GF Casillas problems with C.Ronaldo Casillas saying that Dbosque > mourinho
2013-05-07 23:30
Ronaldo, Casillas and Ramos are now the leaders of the team. Leaking info to his gf? Well, there is not any fact of that. And fyi, Casillas voted Mourinho over Del Bosque in the last FIFA prize.
2013-05-08 00:10
Venezuela Riikards 
"It's not a personal decision" Haha, right...
2013-05-07 22:48
I like and respect Casillas but Diego is also good
2013-05-09 00:11
mou is biggest egotrip, a circus
2013-05-09 01:06
Well it's about time for a rotation in the Hispanic ranks. I wanna see some young blood though. Casillas/Lopez Valdes/Pinto -They're all getting old (Yeah even though Goalies usually top at that age), but Diego Lopez is in a really good form though.
2013-05-09 02:17
De Gea is pretty much the chosen one for the future. There are also less known talented gks in Spain like Guaita in Valencia.
2013-05-09 03:49
Casillas the best GK ever.
2013-05-09 06:21
Casillas has been the most overrated keeper for a good decade now. In my opinion, there were always better keepers than him... Beginning of the decade: Buffon, Kahn > Middle of the decade: Cech, van der Sar > Recently: Neuer, Lloris >
2013-05-10 13:04
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