Madrid: Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes has praised his counterpart at arch-rivals Real Madrid, calling Iker Casillas "impressive" ahead of the sides' key Spanish league clash on Saturday.
Both Valdes and Casillas were part of the Spain squad that won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Valdes was the third-choice keeper behind number one and captain Casillas and number two Pepe Reina of Liverpool.
"What a keeper! It is one thing to have him in front of you and another to see him on television. You already have the intuition that he is really good," Valdes said in an interview published Monday in spanish daily El Pais.