Casemiro and his debut: “Mou wanted to talk to me and I thought: ‘But if I haven’t done anything …’”

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first_imgCasemiro was summoned for this match of day 32 against Real Betis and acknowledges that he did not know very well what he had to do. “Kaka helped me because they summoned me and I didn’t know what I had to do. He told me to go with him to the concentration”, it states. April 20, 2013 will be a hard day to forget for Casemiro. The Real Madrid midfielder is one of the pillars of the white team but, at that time, he was still a promising Brazilian footballer who came from Sao Paulo to prove his worth in Castilla and a possible leap to the white team.On 14 he told how it was the first day he played an official game with the white shirt in the Libero magazine. “Toril called me and said: ‘Case, the first team needs a player and you are going to train with them.’ But I didn’t know anything because Mourinho decided. I had played a lot in Sao Paulo but football was faster, people I chose better. So, I trained with the first team and I saw that it was more my game profile, more leisurely, more thought and I highlighted a lot. I trained very well and I remember that Mourinho was with Karanka in the training camp. Then, Karanka told him “hey that one plays well”. Mourinho replied: “Yes, I know that one, it’s Casemiro. He has already played in Brazil and has played a lot with Sao Paulo … I said it so that I could hear it “, The Brazilian tells about his first training under Portuguese. After an assignment in Porto, Casemiro has established itself as one of the most important players in recent seasons at Real Madrid. The Brazilian already exceeds 200 games and adds twelve white titles: four Champions League, one League, one Cup, three Club World Cups, one Spanish Super Cup and two European Super Cups.center_img The Brazilian went to the hotel and there, Jose Mourinho explained that he was going to start against Betis. “On the day of the game I thought I was going to have five minutes to debut or that I was going to cut myself in the locker room. Nothing was happening. Mourinho gave the talk before eating. Then, at breakfast, he said: “Case, to my room”. I thought: “But if I haven’t done anything, what will he want from me …” I entered the room and he said: “Case, I know you. I know you have more than 100 games with Sao Paulo …”. I saw a blackboard and saw myself as a holder. He points out and tells me: “Are you going to be a holder?” “Yes, you play a lot, you are very good. Quiet. Look, with the first ball go to death”, Casemiro tells about Mourinho’s explanations before giving him the alternative.JESUS ​​RUBIO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS)last_img

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