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Casilla and Mayoral made their competitive debuts for Real Madrid

NEWS | 31/10/2015

"It is a dream come true and this is an unforgettable day for me", stated the Castilla forward.
Kiko Casilla and Borja Mayoral made their competitive debuts with the Real Madrid first team in today's La Liga matchday ten clash, in which the Whites beat UD Las Palmas in the Santiago Bernabéu.

The goalkeeper started the game, while the forward came on to replace Kroos in the 87th minute. Following the game, the first team squad signed Mayoral's shirt to commemorate the moment.

Borja Mayoral: "This comes after many years of sacrifice"
"I am very happy. It is a dream to make my debut with this side. I have been on the bench many times before and I finally made my debut today, and for me it is an unforgettable day. I felt really satisfied to come on. This comes after many years of sacrifice and I remembered my parents, brother, and friends".

"There were lots of jokes in the dressing room because I have already participated in lots of training sessions with the first team. They have treated me extremely well: they congratulated me, they all signed my shirt and left me messages. I will hang it up in my room".


“We had a good game. We made a great start, scoring two goals, and the third put us at ease. Overall, the team had a great game”.

Casilla: “Playing at the Bernabéu for the home side was my dream”
“I am happy. Since arriving here at the age of 14, I saw the stadium from the outside and it was my dream to play here for the home side. Today was a really important day, with the debut and the win. It is not easy to make your debut here and I am satisfied with my work. We were undefeated at the Bernabéu and I let in the first goal, but I will remember the win, the debut and the fact we stay top”.

“Goalkeepers know that we have to be patient because our opportunity will come at some point. I am delighted for Keylor, because I am really happy to see teammates do well and I am going to help him to continue on like that and to learn a lot from him. The only thing that I can do is to keep working as I have done because the manager trusts in me”.

Next opponent
“We will have a difficult game against PSG, just like in Paris, but we are playing at home and we have to follow the example of that day in order to get the three points”.