If You’re Reading This, You Could Probably Have Scored vs Real Madrid Today
It’s been known for some time now that (Saint) Iker Casillas might be past his prime. He had a shaky Champions’ League final against Atletico Madrid last year, a less-than-stellar World Cup, and hasn’t exactly been convincing as Carlos Ancelotti’s number one all season. But after watching some of the goals that he gave up today- it pains me to say this as a Manchester United fan- but boy are the Madridistas going to love them some David De Gea next season.
It doesn’t make much sense. Iker Casillas is only 33 years old which, in goalkeeper years, is the equivalent of Brad Pitt during the Fight Club years.
Dude should be a stud.
He should be like Jesus Shuttlesworth in He Got Game, schooling old “I’ve been incarcerated, son” Denzel Washington in that last one on one game to send his grilled cheese-ironing, Jordan XIII wearing self back to prison.
Instead of progressing with age like so many American goalkeepers have over the years (isn’t Brad Friedel still playing, somehow?), the once untouchable Madrid shot stopper who has won ___________ (insert award here, and I’m not kidding) seems destined for a move to QPR next season.
Here are the video highlights via ESPN FC.
Schalke goal number 1- not strong enough to keep it out of the back of the net, despite the shot being RIGHT at him. Just worth noting- the goal scorer, Christian Fuchs, is listed as a defender.
Schalke goal number 2- Max Meyer is supposed to be a World-Class talent, but to give up a rebound on his shot, and then to put the rebound into the middle of your box?
Schalke goal number 3- 57th minute – great shot, not much he could do. Khedira didn’t close down quick enough, but watch Ronaldo as well. Not sure if he could have closed down the angle quicker than that, but either way, Real Madrid’s back line and CDM was pretty bad.
Schalke goal number 4- Huntelaar the hunter, at his finest.
Is Ancelotti going to make a goalkeeper change so late in the season, especially one that (already very pi$$ed off) fans would likely not approve of? I doubt it. He better hope that Khedira gets match fit and does a better job protecting his back line over the next few weeks, because if Casillas ends up being that exposed in an AWAY Champions League match (lol @ this being at home), they’re in trouble.