Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Casillas: "Eto'o is better than Ibrahimovic"

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas gave an interview to Madrid sports tabloid As. Some excerpts.



Madrid has a better squad than Barcelona?
Sincerely, if you compare it player by player, I think we have. But Barcelona also has a great team that already showed what it can do and that gave me a lot of healthy jealousy. For example when seeing all the trophies that have been given to my friend Xavi. Our aim is now to develop our own style by playing as good as possible.

Will it take a lot of time before the new players and the old ones start to know each other?
We have to do it quick. In Madrid there is no patience and no time. People want results now.

The Liga is a two-horse race?
In theory, yes, but I'm sure there will be other teams who will join in.

You will miss Eto'o?
(laughs) Not at all. I am delighted that he went to Italy. As far as i'm concerned, he's better than Ibrahimovic.

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25 comments:

FCB_fR3aK said...

"Madrid has a better squad than Barcelona?
Sincerely, if you compare it player by player, I think we have" LOL ?
this guy must think Christina Ronaldo is better than messi... lol..
Im sure hel change his opinion after Ibra scores past him.. lol i remember when messi scored 2 past him , the helpless look on his face was priceless :D

rObReV7 said...

Haha, in Cassilas's mind, I think he is looking at the amount of players Madrid has, compared to a small Barca squad. There is no doubt that Barca has too much quaality, but can the squad survive injuries?

FlorentionIsAD**kAndCanKissMyCuleA** said...

I like Cassilas a lot even though he literally IS MADRID as well as Raul. Guti doesn't count cause he doesn't even make the starting 11 that often. But Cassilas & Raul are both class acts and every cule has to give'em respect.

Corrine said...

hmmm, i actually like casillas and usually agree with a lot of what he says, but they have better players man to man? well, maybe if we're comparing benches, but nooo way are their starters better than our starting XI

ElBananero said...

Hmmm he said that eto'o is better than ibra, he'll think twice when ibra scores five goals agains them in el classico

Druct said...

Quote:
"But Cassilas & Raul are both class acts and every cule has to give'em respect"

Hell no.

buj said...

Good. Let's hope this statement gives Ibra and co that over the top motivation to chew and spit out RM like last season, maybe even better.

skanjos said...

we have by far the best 11 in 9 out of 11 players.so no,cause those are the ones that will play the big games.but if you count for a whole season i have to agree that our squad depth is .....bad ,madrid has better bench.

alot of higuain fans here,i wonder how will they react once they read what he said about cristiano is better than messi and he deserves the ball the odor.....i cant believe an argentinian would say that...even if he is in the same team with ronaldo thats way too disrespectfull to the trophie messi got rightfully

for eto/ibra i agree with iker,eto is a better player

HouseMD said...

Unfortunately, he's right. Eto'o is far better than Ibra.

Anonymous said...

Eto'o is better than Ibra for Barca but not for Inter. It depends on the team's game.

But give Ibra a chance

Moltisanti said...

http://sport.es/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=44&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=641665&idseccio_PK=800

"Scoring my first goal for Barca has helped me take a big load off"
"Exactly this one"

:D

TengkuAmir10 said...
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TengkuAmir10 said...

Eto'o is without a doubt better than Ibra.Thats the truth and you must accept it.If Eto'o was still here i bet he'd already score 4-6 goals by now.

Although Ibra needs time,you could just 'feel' that he is not going to be better than Eto'o plus he's not getting any younger.The Spanish fans wanted Villa if Eto'o had leave but unfortunately we didn't try as hard for him as we tried for a not-so-good player,Ibra.

I mean the board knows what we need and that's a number '9'.Barca's number '9' is a goal-scoring player,you know that?A goal-scoring striker, and Ibra is not that.Villa is That.We don't need another skillful/playmaker player in our team.We need a goal-scoring striker,a backup LW and Dm.

Too bad the transfer window is already closed.

bosnian_likes_barca said...

We can buy Vila next summer, he can play as LW and rotating with Ibra during the game

creus said...

Seems like a good guy. The only one in Madrid I respect and like.

And he's right about Eto'o vs. Ibra. I still can't believe we didn't buy Villa.

tero said...

Of course he says that Madrid has better players than Barca...how would it look like if he said "yeah,barca is still much better than us" ? But once he notices how shitty their defence is (once again) he'll change his mind :D

Anonymous said...

hmmm not so sure about the squad comparison but yes cassillas is certainly right in saying eto'o is Better than ibramovic...
eto'o is only 3rd to messi and ronaldo and ibra is nowhere near not even the top ten.....

Anonymous said...

"Sincerely, if you compare it player by player, I think we have." Let's ssee: Messi>Ronaldo , Xavi>Alonso , IIniesta>Kaka ,Yaya>Diarra ,Alves>Torres . BBarça defence> Madrid's defence .Ok: Casillas>Valdes !!

Ziad said...

Eto'o plays for Inter now and is no longer with us so when are we going to stop talking about him?!

No I don't respect Iker or Raul, I hate Madrid and I love Barca. This does not contradict the fact that they're good players but I hate thier attitude and everything about Real Merde. I would love if we stop admiring thier players and start admiring ours ~!!! I run into more people here who like the fag Guti more than they like Ibra .. it's sickening.

Barca nerd-fan said...

Nah... Ibra and Torres is the best striker for Barca. Look at the game against Chelsea, Eto'o was vulnerable when the other team stick everyone back to defend. Ibra is very good in the air, so if Ibra was there, we could have tried to use longballs and crosses to break them. Ibra is also good with the ball and can get pass players. So if he gets the ball, he can either hold the ball up until support comes or give a go at the defence. These are things that Eto'o can't do which makes it very difficult for Barca to deal with those teams.

Also, Barca had tried to renew him a few times but he just kept on refusing and delaying. Laporta and Pep obviously didn't like this and this could have also played a part in Eto'o's exit.

Joseph said...

Never mind Casillas, he is just one of our annual victims. Player by player comparisonS: Xavi V Alonso (Xavi. Alonso is not even in Spain's starting eleven), Kaka V Iniesta (Kaka but I will never exchange them), Diarra V Toure (Toure),Zlatan V Benzema (Zlatan),Henry V Raul (Raul),Puyol V Pepe (Puyol),Pique V Albiol (Pique),Abidal V Marcelo/Drenthe (Abidal),Alves V Ramos (Alves by miles), Casillas V Valdes (Casillas but Valdes has been very helpful in the CL)and Messi V CR (Messi by miles). Pep V Pellegrini (Pep-he has won everything; pellegrini nothing and will soon be sacked). Team performance Barca v RM (Barca-great sense of professionalism, team ethics. As for RM too many prostitutes there. So, what is he talking about.

Anonymous said...

yoseph you are crazy
raul was a good player
but henry is ten times a veter player than raul

barcagirl said...

What I loved about Eto was that he hated real madrid,he was very motivated when we played against them,something that I'm not sure about Ibra.But I'm hoping for the best.

El Tiburon said...

For the moment i think Ibra is better footbal player but Eto'o is a natural goal-scorer. And at their top career moments i think Eto'o is the best of them two. But we'll have to wait and see Zlatan could get better. But still, Eto'o is and will always be, a Barcalegend.

equis said...

thats right casi make ibra mad enough to want to score a hattrick against you guys. would love to see that day!

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