Former Real Madrid manager says the Brazilian midfielder is ‘fundamental’ for the Blancos.
in 2015 and since then has become a crucial figure in the Spanish side’s midfield. The Brazilian has played 24 LaLiga matches for Zinedine Zidane’s side as they sit second in the Spanish top-flight with 57 points from their 27 matches. However, the 29-year-old will miss the Blancos’ Champions League match againstAtalanta
on Thursday due to suspension.
has compared Casemiro to
and says Real Madrid might feel his absence in their match against Gian Piero Gasperini’s team.
“He is fundamental for Zidane, he is a complete midfielder,” Capello said.
“Casemiro is dangerous inside the box with his headers and the other two midfielders are always comfortable when he plays because they have more attacking duties. I coached [Marcel] Desailly and I can say Casemiro is just the same.”
Real Madrid are six points behindAtletico Madrid
at the top of the league table. Zinedine Zidane’s team will play their next LaLiga match againstCelta Vigo
on March 20.