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"I go for every ball as if it were a plate of food"

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Pin Valdano's interview with Casemiro will be broadcast in full on Tuesday. Captura/Movistar+
Valdano's interview with Casemiro will be broadcast in full on Tuesday. Captura/Movistar+

"I go for every ball as if it were a plate of food"

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Carlos Casemiro was on the programme 'Universo Valdano' and was interviewed by the ex-footballer and coach Jorge Valdano. In a short snippet released before the programme is broadcast, the Real Madrid player left interesting phrases on issues related to his past and Real Madrid.

The Real Madrid midfielder was sincere in a chat with Jorge Valdano which will be shown in full on Tuesday 15th October, In it, Casemiro was very explicit about how seriously he takes every second of each match. 

"I don't care whether it's the 12th minute or the 90th. I always go for a ball like I do a plate of food. I always go as if it were the last ball," he said. 

He admitted his concern when he was not playing under Zinedine Zidane's first spell, when the coach took over the reigns after Rafa Benitez's sacking in December 2016: "I remember that when 'Zizou' came, I didn't play in his first five matches. I said: "What's up with this guy?". 

Casemiro habló de Zidane y el Real Madrid

"It can't be that he was speaking very badly about me. And I went to his office and I said: "Gaffer, we are in January and I want to have game time. I want to play, boss." I remember very well what he said to me in response: "Case, don't worry, when you start playing, you will not stop playing," Casemiro said.

Finally, Zidane's theory ended up being fulfilled. He had just played twice between January and February, with slightly more than 20 minutes in total. But in March, he started to play more for the Frenchman and as of today, he has become a key part of Zidane's team. 

At 27, Casemiro has played 204 times in six seasos at Real Madrid. In addition, he is good in attack. He has scored 20 goals and got 11 assists

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