Iker Casillas has taken a dig at Jose Mourinho following their 3-1 loss to their arch-rivals Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday. The former Real Madrid Skipper was forced out by the current Manchester United boss at the Los Blancos.
During the latter part of his Real Madrid reign, the Portuguese International preferred Diego Lopez instead of the World Cup winner which lead to huge outrage behind the scenes. Two years later, the Spanish International left the reigning European Champions to Porto after a 25-year stay with the club.
The duo had a torrid relationship in between them, and the Spanish shot-stopper said he was in an equanimity state because he respected the ethos of Real Madrid, else he could have treated Mourinho in a different fashion.
Speaking in an interview earlier last month, the Porto star said “He was brought in to compete with Barcelona and brought moments of great tension and that Madridismo that I mentioned that I don’t like came out, there was a limit that he went to with me that I didn’t want to go to,”
“The third year wasn’t all good, although we won La Liga and it seems that there were many people whose relationship was shaken. It wasn’t good for him, nor for me nor for the club. I think if it happened all over again, I would have taken the bull by the horns and faced Mourinho.
“At that time, I opted to be quiet and I thought that was the way to honour the values of Real Madrid. Nobody has wanted to talk about Mourinho to this day and I think it is maybe better to let it be and let it go.” he added.
Jose Mourinho was ready to hit back claims despite the ongoing limbo at Old Trafford. The former Real Madrid boss spoke to the press regarding this subject. “This interview gives the idea of being an interview with someone who is at the end of his career.
“But when it comes to me, when he says that he has never confronted me, that does not correspond to the truth, in which there is no one to do it better than him: hidden!”
Iker Casillas could not resist a dig against Jose Mourinho after Manchester United were feeble in their defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. The Spanish International posted this on twitter,
Según un diario portugués alguien dijo que un jugador como yo ( 37 años ) está al final de su carrera. Completamente de acuerdo!Mi pregunta es,para ese periódico:
En el caso de los entrenadores, cuando y en qué momento se ve que ya no están para dirigir un equipo o entrenar?
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) December 16, 2018
“According to the Portuguese newspaper, someone said that a player like me (37 years old) is at end of his career. Completely agree! My Question is, for that newspaper: In case of coaches, when and at what moment do you see that they are no longer there to lead a team or train?”
Iker Casillas was adored by the Madridistas, and he announced his departure by breaking down in front of the whole media in 2015. The former Real Madrid star made 725 appearances for the club, winning La Liga four times, and the Champions League thrice.