Casillas: Madrid fans have suffered enough

The Spain international is determined to give the Santiago Bernabeu side’s supporters reasons to celebrate in Lisbon after being wait 12 years for La Decima

Iker Casillas is desperate to win Saturday’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in order to end the Real Madrid fans’ suffering.

The Blancos have been striving for their 10th European Cup title ever since the 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 and their club captain is hoping Carlo Ancelotti’s men can finally bring home La Decima for their supporters this weekend.

“I want us to win for the Madrid fans, who have suffered a lot in recent years. I hope we do it for them,” Casillas was quoted as saying on the official Madrid website.

“But it’s not going to be an easy match. We’re facing an exceptional opponent.

“I want our supporters to feel proud of the team. We want it to be a nice spectacle, to win the Decima and for everyone to celebrate together.

“Hopefully I can lift the trophy; it would be a wonderful moment for everyone, a fantastic end-of-season party.

“It would also mean winning two titles this year, which is very difficult to do. We’re preparing for the match with desire, determination and respect for our opponents.”

Madrid won the Copa del Rey at the expense of Barcelona earlier this term, while they had to settle for third spot in La Liga behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

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