Casillas happy to rotate with Keylor Navas

The goalkeeper has accepted he will not play every game and believes the policy is bringing the best out of him and the Costa Rican

Iker Casillas insists he is not dwelling on Carlo Ancelotti’s decision to rotate his Real Madrid goalkeepers this season.

The club captain returned to the starting line-up for the Blancos in their 2-0 win over Villarreal having been dropped for their midweek clash with Elche, with summer signing Keylor Navas starting between the sticks.

Despite speculation that Casillas’ days at the Santiago Bernabeu are numbered, the Spain international claims he has no problem with being rotated within the European champions’ set-up.

“Football has changed and it is important that whenever the coach believes the goalkeeper needs rotating because he is convinced that the team will win as a result, then the decision is made.

“It is interesting, anyway, the goalkeepers are all more alert and not relaxing as a result.”

Casillas was, however, delighted with keeping a clean sheet at El Madrigal after a shaky start to the season from Madrid’s defensive unit.

“It was a difficult start, the team was strong though,” he added. “We came into the game having conceded goals in almost every game of the season but this time we have kept a clean sheet which is always positive.”

Real Madrid are back in action on Wednesday with a Champions League group stage trip to Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets.

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