The club legend shared his thoughts about it five years after his last match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper and club legend Iker Casillas has shared a post on his Instagram account explaining why he left the club. It’s been five years since Casillas played his last game at the Bernabeu and the goalkeeper thought it was a good moment to explain his departure.

“I haven’t talked about my departure from Real Madrid very often. I gave a press conference on my own —a mistake— and left. It’s been five years since that moment. Five years since I crossed the border to our neighbor country Portugal. I needed to feel as a different player, to have a new atmosphere and environment and to leave that spotlight and criticism behind so that I could improve. That’s right folks, every player —no matter if he’s good or bad— wants to improve and in order to do that you can improve physically and mentally. 

This last thing was important and I felt it again in Porto. Don’t let them tell you other things. This pic belongs to a Real Madrid vs Getafe played on the 2014-15 season. I knew it was going to be my last game. The Last Match,” wrote Casillas on the post. Continue reading

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