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Casillas: Mourinho is right to be angry

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas says Jose Mourinho is within his rights as a coach to show his anger when the side do not win.

Real trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by 11 points and sit third in the table, five points behind local rivals Atletico Madrid.

And the shot-stopper feels it is reasonable for the tactician to become frustrated with poor results.

“When he gets angry with us, he is right because we didn’t do well on the pitch,” said the Spain international, who was answering question put to him from children at the city of Boadilla del Monte clinic.

“Since we are mature, we say things to face-to-face. Is he a nice guy? Yeah, he’s a nice man. Putting aside that he is a coach, (as) a person, yeah, he’s nice.”

Casillas also said he is targeting a Champions League win this season and admitted the side’s La Liga challenge looks likely to end in failure.

“You don’t always crave what you have, so my immediate goal is to win Champions League,” Casillas said.

“For the fans and for me personally it is now a bigger (goal) to win the Champions League because I have not won it and we trail Barcelona by 11 points in La Liga.”

The 31-year-old said he would like to see out the remainder of his contract at the club he has served for over a decade, which would see him stay with Real until 2017.

“My idea would be to play to 35 or 36, which is when my contract is up with Real Madrid,” he said.

“Will I ever play at another club? Today I say no. This is my club and my home, but to do so in the future, it would have to be in a team of outside Spain, a team that is not to in direct competition with Madrid.”

Wed 5 Dec, 2012
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