09 August 2012
Real Madrid got their third win in three games in the American tour and the Whites’ captain, Iker Casillas, took stock of the pre-season and the aims they have in this period. "The feeling is that these matches are for what they are. For us to get up competition pace after more than a month without being together and gradually getting more pitch time. We’ve been together for three years now and the team are getting to know each other more and that is clear, and it makes the team run better. Players are becoming stand out picks in their national teams and now at the club. We are much better than two seasons ago and what we aim to do is to do better than last season".
The goalkeeper looked at Real Madrid’s match and already has in his mind the official start of the season: "The team has good touch and we are getting better. The league starts in ten days and there is no time for much else. We want to keep getting more pitch time and to start to the season in good form".
Today the two most successful clubs in the European Cup played and Casillas spoke of how the team will face the competition: "The last two years we’ve reached the semi-finals, we are very close and it is one of our major objectives. We'll try, but there are many teams that will fight for the Champions League. This is what we all want all Real Madrid but we know it will be difficult".
"Playing on the Yankees’ field of the has been a wonderful experience and it seemed like the crowd enjoyed it. It's a different stage to which we are accustomed to and we have shown that soccer, as they call it here, has some sort of pull" he admitted after the well received match. Finally he spoke about possible of additions to the team: "My job as captain is to be with my players and anyone coming to join the team will be well received".
Jesús replaced Casillas in the 85th minute. The academy was satisfied with his participation: "I am very happy. Anything to get more pitch time is important. Milan are a great team but in the second half we played very well and we managed to score four goals. We're very satisfied." The goalkeeper also highlighted the feeling of playing at Yankee Stadium:" You're in the match, but pay do not notice that it is a baseball field. The truth is that it was a good experience to see the support of the fans and playing in this legendary stadium".