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Casemiro: “It’s a privilege to play for so long at the biggest club in the world”

The midfield veteran speaks on his time with Real Madrid

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Real Madrid midfielder and Brazilian international Casemiro spoke about his eight-year career so far with the club in an interview with ESPN (via MARCA).

The 29-year-old talked about the “privilege” of playing with Real Madrid and what he’s achieved while at the club.

“It’s a privilege to play for so long at the biggest club in the world and I think I’ll only really get a sense of the scale of what I’ve achieved when all this ends one day.”

He also took the time to talk about the relationships with some of his teammates and how fortunate he is to play with them, namely his midfield partnership with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. As well as Karim Benzema and young breakout star Vinicius.

“I’ll value the fact I played with them [Modric and Kroos] for a long time and I’ll tell my grandchildren I played with two exceptional players, two icons of the game.”

“It’s a privilege to play with Benzema and I really back him to win the Ballon d’Or. What I can say is that Vinicius is on top form right now, a special period, and he’s young as well, he’s got so much potential for growth.”

The club veteran also mentioned manager Carlo Ancelotti and his impact returning to the club this season.

“He’s 62 years old, has been in football over 40 years and won everything, but his determination to win and share his experience with us every day is incredible.”

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