Casemiro is back to play against Inter Milan. He has been self-isolating and has missed the last two games.
will be back for the game againstInter Milan
in the Champions League. He has been away from the team since his test for COVID-19 came back positive.
Real Madrid has already beaten 3-2 against Inter before the international break.
“We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game but mentally we were very strong and focused on victory,” Casemiro said. “And thenRodrygo
confirmed it with a goal.
“The mental work and concentration that we maintained throughout the whole match were very important. We’re aware that there is still a long way to go, but that victory was very important.”
Real Madrid's recent issue has been aroundSergio Ramos
’s contract. His contract will expire in the summer and there is a possibility of him moving toParis Saint-Germain
“Sergio is a leader in the dressing room and on the field,” Casemiro said. “It’s a pleasure to have shared all these years with him. What he’s doing now is writing his name in the club’s history books.
“He’s a player who never gives up. He always wants to fight and he always wants to win. He pushes the team forward, and he’s a leader and a role model for us.”
Casemiro also talked about the importance of a defensive midfielder.
“I always say that a footballer, whatever his age, is going to learn something new every day, even if it’s small details,” he said. “The role of the defensive midfielder was quite common in the past, especially in Brazil.
“We had a lot of players, like Mauro Silva, Gilberto Silva, and Dunga, who felt comfortable playing that number five role, as we say in Brazil. That ceased to exist, but now it’s returning because formations themselves have changed.
“Today we’ve returned to the old formation where the full-backs are coming up high and then backing away, and the defensive midfielder plays a vital role in this. He provides balance and must keep an eye on the other players and fill any gaps they leave. The defensive midfielder is the center of everything in the midfield and is essential for any team.”
Casemiro started his career atSao Paulo
and joined Real Madrid in 2013. Since then has been one of the best players for Real Madrid, aside from his short loan spell with Porto.
Currently, Real Madrid is the third team in the Champions League Group B table which means they are behind Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk.