Casemiro revels in 'dream' Real Madrid debut

The starlet put in a solid shift for the senior side against Betis and stated his desire to continue featuring for los Blancos

Real Madrid youngster Casemiro has expressed his delight at participating in the first team’s 3-1 win over Betis on Saturday.

The 21-year-old looked assured on the night and underlined his willingness to continue learning by stating his availability to coach Jose Mourinho.

“I am very happy. It is a dream and I will continue to work hard to have more opportunities, both with Castilla and the first team,” the Sao Paulo loanee told reporters after the match.

“My debut has finished with a victory and it is important for my career to play with great players. Marcelo and Kaka have helped me, since I know them from the Brazil national team.

“I am a team player. I play where the coach tells me to play and I am comfortable in all positions. I just want to play.

“We only thought about the match against Betis, and needed to win three points. It was an end-to-end game and with the penalty it got a little complicated.

“Now we face Borussia Dortmund [in the Champions League semi-finals]. They will be very hard opponents, but we are Real Madrid and we need to go for the win.”

Defender Pepe echoed his young team-mate’s sentiments, stating: “The most important thing was to win and to carry on fighting.

“The injuries [to Marcelo and Luka Modric] are a shame because they are very important players for us, but we have a big squad. Now we have to focus on Dortmund, which is a very important match where the whole year’s work is at play.”

Madrid travel to Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday to face the former German champions, eager to avenge their defeat to BVB in the group stages of this season.

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