A leaked audio recording from way back in 2006 has been doing the rounds today and it does not look good for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. He has had quite a few demeaning things to say about Los Blancos legends Raul and Iker Casillas.
Perez does not seem to have been impressed by either Raul or Casillas, both of whom were critical to Real Madrid’s success in the early 21st century. He clearly thinks, or used to think, that they’re unworthy of the fame and adulation that they receive from the Santiago Bernabeu faithful.
In comments published by El Confidencial (as relayed by Marca), Perez says:
“Casillas is not a Real Madrid standard goalkeeper, what can I say? He’s not and never has been. He has been a big failure of ours. The problem is people adore him, love him, talk to him, they defend him so much.
He is one of the biggest frauds and the other is Raul, the two biggest Real Madrid frauds are first Raul and second Casillas. The players are very selfish, you can’t count on them for anything. If you do, you’ve made a mistake and they’ll let you down, it’s ridiculous.
He then admits that he is not a fan of these players.
“I have an awful view of the players.”
The comments were reportedly made by Florentino Perez after he stood down as president in 2006. He blamed Raul for arriving at that decision.
Iker Casillas is currently the assistant general director of the club’s foundation and Raul coaches the Real Madrid B team.
Iker Casillas and Raul are two of Real Madrid’s most decorated players but Florentino Perez didn’t think so
Casillas spent 16 years at Real Madrid from 1999 to 2015 and was not given the farewell that he deserved. He has won five La Liga titles, three Champions League titles. two Copa del Reys, four Supercopa de Espanas, two European Super Cups, one Club World Cup and two Intercontinental Cups with Real Madrid.
The legendary Spaniard also won two Euro Cups and the World Cup with the national side.
Raul broke through to the first-team set-up in 1994 and stayed at the club until 2010 when he left for Schalke. He has won six La Liga titles, three Champions League titles, four Supercopa de Espanas, one European Super Cup and two Intercontinental Cups.
Suffice to say, Raul and Casillas have truly earned their legendary status at the club and are fan-favourites. Without further ado, let’s take a look at how Twitter responded to the leaked audio of Florentino Perez.
Florentino Perez had things to say about Casillas’ girlfriend too.
He has also responded to the leak.
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