Am enthusiastic about football again – Casillas

Iker Casillas in action for FC Porto. Picture courtesy the club's official twitter handle.

Iker Casillas has claimed that he has rediscovered his enthusiasm for football again following his move to FC Porto from Real Madrid at the summer.

The 34-year-old Spanish International was between the sticks for the Los Blancos  from 1990 to 2015, but departed under a cloud due to a strained relationship with the club.

However, he has hinted that he is now far happier in his new surroundings in Portugal and focused on helping them win trophies.

“I came to Porto to get the enthusiasm back and so it has proved. The ambition to do well in your work is very important for a footballer. We have a beautiful profession and can reach many people,” AS quotes Casillas as saying.

“I want to win trophies and display them for the fans. It would be nice because it would be something new, despite all the celebrations with Madrid in the Cibeles [the fountain at which Madrid celebrate trophies].”

“The truth is [coming to Porto] was a sudden and radical change. The sense is that everything is different to the previous situation but the goal is the same: play football.”

Casillas won five La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns among other titles during his long spell with Real Madrid.