Messi’s message to Casillas: “It was hard having you as an opponent”


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Messi's message to Casillas: "It was hard having you as an opponent"

The Barcelona footballer highlighted the career of the recently retired former Real Madrid goalkeeper.

Iker Casillas recently announced his official retirement as a footballer and one of his great rivals as he was Lionel Messi, forward of Barcelona, Wanted to join the farewell messages dedicated to the former symbol of Real Madrid.

“Iker retires but he has passed into the history of football a long time ago, not only for having been a benchmark for The leaguebut because at the international level he also managed to win everything, “Messi said in statements to AS.

The one from Rosario remembered with affection and admiration his duels in the Classics: “You are a spectacular goalkeeper and the truth is that it was hard to have you as an opponent, but looking back I also think it was a pretty nice rivalry that made us have to surpass ourselves themselves every time we faced each other. “

The one born in Móstoles, 39, confirmed that he was hanging up his gloves after almost a lifetime of sports in Real Madrid, with a last lapse of five years in Porto, where in May 2019 he suffered a heart attack that caused him to stay away from activity.

Photo: DANI POZO / AFP via Getty Images


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