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Ancelotti to Casillas: "I was wrong last season"

Casillas will defend Real's goal against Ludogorets. This wouldn't be breaking news had Ancelotti not started Navas last Tuesday. Still, according to Manolo Lama, Ancelotti admitted he was wrong by starting Diego López in La Liga last season.

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

It seems that Keylor's presence in Real Madrid's Starting XI against Elche was a single, isolated event. Casillas was back on goal at Villarreal this Saturday and the Spanish captain will also start against Ludogorets this next Wesnesday. With Ancelotti confirming that he's not considering starting one goalkeeper at home and the other away, Casillas can feel safe about his spot.

Famous journalist Manolo Lama reported this Sunday that Ancelotti let Casillas know about his decision to name him the starter.

"Ancelotti told him, you're going to be my starting goalkeeper, I was wrong last season", Manolo Lama said, adding that the public debate could be closed when Athletic Bilbao visit the Bernabéu next Sunday.

It's no secret that Lama is one of Casillas' supporters, but his fame and reputation make him a reliable journalist about this matter. Still, it would be interesting to see who told him that.

One way or another, giving Navas the start against Elche was a very strange decision by Ancelotti. Even though the Italian coach insists about not fueling this discussion, he was the one who opened the debate again when everybody knew Casillas was Real Madrid's starting goalkeeper.

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