NEWS STORY. 10/08/2022. Rodrigo Salamanca. Photographer: Antonio Villalba/Víctor Carretero
The UEFA technical team named Casemiro as the MVP in the European Super Cup final played at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. He was delighted to lift another trophy with Real Madrid: "This club lives off winning trophies so it's important to win this. Starting with a win is crucial and this is credit to what we did last year. We deserved the win as we played well and controlled the game".
"Real Madrid are always favourites and playing for this badge obliges you to give your all on the pitch. You win or lose in football, yet everything you give out on the pitch, is what we are able to give to ourselves and all the people who support us. This club lives off winning and trophies".
"We had quality players last year and new players have joined this year who're going to bring a lot to the team and help us. When new players come in, they bring lots of enthusiasm. Players who've been here a long time want to show and prove what they can do. That's crucial at this club and we're used to it".
"We didn't pay as much attention to Karim in previous years as we had a player who scored 50 goals, but Karim isn't different in terms of how he plays and the way he reads the game. He's the best number nine in the world and remains so now. In the last two years he's gone a step further. It's obvious Karim will win the Ballon d'Or".