Iker Casillas’ first call-up for Real Madrid | 1997/98
Resurrected from the archives of Canal+ is Iker Casillas’ interview at the airport after his first call-up for the Real Madrid squad when he was seventeen years old. He didn’t end up playing the match he was called up for as the sick starting goalkeeper (Cañizares) recovered in time to play, but you can see his excitement and nervousness at arriving to the first team. It would take only a few more seasons for him to become Madrid’s #1 choice goalkeeper.
“I’m a fan of Real Madrid and get nervous watching them play, and it’s the same watching them play from from the bench.”
Lucas sat up straight, his hair sticking out in every direction. He had fallen asleep for the last few hours of the carriage ride. It was exhausting. He didn’t know what his parents were thinking sending him to this frozen wasteland. It was no safer than Cyrodiil, to him.
He rubbed his eyes, turning to look when the driver announced their arrival to him. He sighed and gathered his things, stepping off the back. Once he had everything together, he approached the front door to his father’s friend’s house and knocked.