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Casemiro: “It’s not the time to talk about my contract extension”

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The midfielder talked to Esporte Interativo.

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Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro talked to Brazil’s TV show Esporte Interativo and answered some questions about the upcoming match against Manchester City and also his potential contract extension with the club, given that his current deal is set to expire in 2023.

“Before the break we were going through a tough period but now it is new normal for us. They won’t be able to rely on the home-field advantage and that will increase our odds a bit, but the players and the teams will be the same. It will be a beautiful game, tough for both sides. It’s true that it won’t be easy for us because of the loss in the first leg, but we’re Real Madrid and have the best players. We still have chances to go through,” said Casemiro.

It looks like the midfielder wants to extend his contract with Madrid even if expires three years from now. Casemiro was asked about it and said that it’s not the moment to talk but also said that it’s a “tough question.”

“It’s a tough question...I don’t think it’s the time to talk about this. We have to think about City and nothing else. The club is going through a rough moment because of the pandemic and my agent will get back when the time is right,” said Casemiro.

He also talked about Gareth Bale, who has barely played after the quarantine. His situation in the club will not get any easier but it appears that he still wants to stay, according to his agent.

“We all go through tough times. Bale is working, he knows this is not the best moment in his career but he keeps working and has the support of the players, the club and the coach. He’s a great player, crucial for us because he can come out of nowhere, he’s proved it time and time again. We count on him. When he’s at his best he’s a Top 3 player, but now we have to admit that he’s not in his best moment,” concluded Casemiro.