Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti has opened up on his Brazilian midfielder, Casemiro joining Manchester United. Describing the Red Devils as a ‘struggling side’.
The 30-year-old Champions League winner bid farewell to his teammates on Friday, ahead of the move to Old Trafford, as per transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano. He was pictured training with his teammates, but it wasn’t an ordinary day. He communicated to his teammates about his desire to accept United’s offer and personally said goodbye to all of them.
Ancelotti was asked about Casemiro’s future in a press conference yesterday, Friday, and he revealed the former São Paulo player has said goodbye to his Real Madrid teammates.
The 63-year-old gaffer also admitted he couldn’t understand why Casemiro was keen to leave the La Liga and Champions League holders for a ‘struggling side’.
“Casemiro wants to try a new challenge, and I and the club understand that.” As quoted by the mirror.
“After all, he’s done for this club, we need to respect his decision. Casemiro is leaving but we have a lot of resources to replace him.
“There is no turning back, Casemiro has decided to try a new challenge. We want to wish him the very best. Just yesterday I realised that Casemiro is leaving, but our plans don’t change – we’ll compete for everything with or without Casemiro.
“I think Casemiro has been a key player for us, he was important to [Toni] Kroos and [Luka] Modric – the combination was key to success.
“Casemiro’s teammates understand his decision, they respect it – it was his will to try a new challenge and we have to accept it. I can’t reply to why Casemiro traded European Champions for a struggling side, it’s his personal decision.” The Italian gaffer concluded.