I’m really touched right now, excellent interview. Iker made it easier definately. Having a player of this dimension is a blessing. Who am I to talk about this football giant? (…) Iker, if you’re watching this, I know you haven’t done a huge save or won us a title yet, but, thank you Iker.
Porto Canal’s commentator Cândido Costa, after watching Iker Casillas’ interview live
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