Casemiro assured Real Madrid will fight to the end for the two titles they still play this season, the Champions League and La Liga
Real Madrid are currently third in La Liga, two points behind FC Barcelona and six behind Atletico Madrid. The Merengues will face Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals in a repeat of the 2018 final, although they are bound to have a harder time without their talismanic captain Sergio Ramos, who is injured.
“Everyone knows what we are capable of, what we can do,” said a very confident Casemiro in comments relayed by Marca. “We know it is very difficult, but we will fight for both titles.”
Marca asked Casemiro if he and his teammates at Madrid were feeling the pressure ahead of the key weeks, to which the Brazilian replied that “for Real Madrid all games are important” and Zidane’s men are used to to experience situations like this.
“We are already used to playing big games,” he said again. “We like to play these types of matches. We have to think of Eibar first, then the Champions League and El Clasico.
Casemiro will fight to the end
Born in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, Casemiro started his career with the local Sao Paulo team before joining Real Madrid in 2013. He rose through the ranks at the Santiago Bernabeu, playing first for the B team before to join the first team, also spending a season on loan at Porto.
A full-fledged Brazilian international, the midfielder represented his country’s U17 and U20 teams before making his senior debut in 2011, and has won 45 caps to date. In Madrid, Casemiro is an important member of the phenomenally successful midfielder trident which also includes Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.