Real Madrid C.F. Don't Want Goalkeeper Debate This Season

Slammed for letting Atletico Madrid score freely, Iker Casillas has been under some pressure but coach Carlo Ancelotti says there is no debate about who should guard the goal in La Liga and Champions League.

updated: September 16, 2014 11:30 IST
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Real Madrid's goalkeeper Iker Casillas reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid.


Madrid: Real Madrid C.F. coach Carlo Ancelotti made it clear that he does not want the current season to be dominated by a debate over who should be his side's first choice goalkeeper.

Last season saw the debate rage over whether Iker Casillas or Diego Lopez should be first choice for the club, a debate Ancelottti managed by playing Lopez in the Spanish Primera Liga and Casillas in the Champions League and King's Cup, reports Xinhua. (Also read: Real Madrid C.F. Face Basel in Champions League)

Lopez was sold to AC Milan this summer, but far from dying down, the debate has intensified following the signing of Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

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