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Casillas to decide after his contract ends

04 March 2014 [16:15] - TODAY.AZ
Talking to 'Melodía FM', Iker Casillas discussed the burden of his high profile: "Playing for Real Madrid from such a young age means people are constantly talking about you. And with social media that's even more the case. It's a big responsibility and I try to do things as best I can. You have to try to be calm and collected".

The shotstopper remains as hungry for success as ever: "I'd like to keep winning trophies. It's amazing to have the chance to win silverware and then go out and enjoy it with the fans on the street. It's a privilege".

The 32-year-old also looked ahead to the future: "I'm thinking more and more about what I'll do when I quit playing. I'd like to stay involved in football and help the club, if the circumstances allow it. I can play on until I'm 40. If you look after yourself as a goalkeeper, you can carry on until that age. I'd love to be able to keep playing for Real Madrid until I'm 40, but a time will come when that's not possible. I'll consider my future at Real when my contract expires".

Casillas also gave his view on the role of good fortune: "I think luck is like a story we sometimes hide behind. I remember things didn't go so well when I made my debut against Athletic, so I went back down to the B-team, but then Illgner got injured and I was promoted to the first team again. Something similar happened in the World Cup in Japan and Korea. There are things that you think will never happen, but then they do. You never want anything bad to happen to a teammate, but I seized my chance".



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