Real Madrid Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Happy To See Spain Bounce Back

Spain captain Iker Casillas was satisfied to see the European champions end their very first Confederations Cup excursion on a winning note, after pipping South Africa 3-2 to clinch third place in the competition.

La Furia Roja had the demoralising task of bouncing back after the disappointing defeat to the United States in the semi-finals, but the Real Madrid shot-stopper was proud that his team-mates managed to return to winning ways.

“It was very important to win again after our setback against the United States,” he told reporters after the game.

“We deserved much more in the semi-finals and losing left a bad taste in our mouths. We didn’t have the luck against the Americans that we had today against South Africa.

“Guiza had two chances and he scored both, while Xabi Alonso also managed to score in his only shot at goal.”

La Furia Roja had entered the World Cup dress rehearsal as favourites to win the competition, and despite securing only third place, Casillas was still pleased with the overall performance.

“On the whole, the Confederations Cup has been a positive experience,” he said.

“Even though we didn’t make the final, the team have shown their quality and we played some great matches and we had chances to score plenty of goals.”

KS Leong,


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