Casillas won't play against Galatasary

Apr 01, 2013, 10:11 IST | AFP

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has said that Iker Casillas will not even be on the bench for the Champions League quarter-final first-leg against Galatasary on Wednesday

The Spanish captain has recently returned to full training after breaking a bone in his hand back in January.

However, after another fine performance by Diego Lopez in Madrid's 1-1 draw with Real Zaragoza on Saturday, Mourinho said it will be difficult for Casillas to regain his place.

Iker Casillas

“On Wednesday Casillas won’t be a substitute. Against Levante he will be in the squad,” he told a press conference.

“I can never say that a player will start for the rest of the season, but I can say that once more Diego Lopez has played very well and helped the team obtain a result.”

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