Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro was the last Madrid player to talk to the Spanish press during this FIFA break, attending #Vamos this Monday, where he showed support to Eden Hazard and also talked about his own past as a football player.
“The feeling we have during our training sessions is that he’s an impressive player. As soon as he gets two or three games and picks up some momentum he will be his usual self,” said Casemiro when asked about Hazard, who is now injured right after recovering from the physical problems which forced him to miss the first two matches of the season.
The midfielder also talked about Madrid’s lack of scoring punch during the last few games, one of the most recurrent points so far this season.
“Of course we want to score many goals, but we built a solid team last year and we can’t score five goals every single game,” he said.
The Brazilian player also discussed Bale’s departure from the club.
“Bale got along with every single player. When he plays, if he’s focused, he’s one of the best in the world. It’s been a pleasure to have him with us and I thank him for all the goals he scored in those finals,” said Casemiro.
The midfielder also revealed that Casemiro is not his real last name.
“Very few people know that my real name is actually Casimiro, because that’s my mother’s last name: Casimiro. When I was playing in Brazil there was a game in Sao Paulo when people started calling me Casemiro, that day I played great and decided that I should be called that way,” concluded the midfielder.
Casemiro is an undisputed starter for Madrid when available and was a key player during last year’s Liga title.