Florentino Perez labels Iker Casillas and Raúl Gonzalez as ‘two great frauds’ of Real Madrid


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has labelled Iker Casillas and Raúl as ‘frauds’ of the club.

In a leaked clip from 2006, Perez was caught criticising the Real Madrid legends, who he felt were undeserving of their status.

Spanish news outlet El Confidencial uncovered the audio.

In his scathing attack, Perez said: “Casillas isn’t good enough to be the goalkeeper of Real Madrid. What do you want me to say? He’s never been good enough.

“He’s been our biggest mistake. But some adore him, those who love him, those who talk to him. They defend him through thick and thin.

“Well, he’s one of the club’s biggest frauds. The second is Raúl. The two great frauds of Real Madrid are Raúl and then Casillas.”

Raul is Real Madrid’s 2nd highest goalscorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo

Given that Casillas is currently the assistant general director of the club’s foundation and Raúl is the coach of Real Madrid’s B team, Castilla, the piece of news is sure to cause mayhem in the Spanish capital.

Perez also went on to criticise his other players.

“Players are very selfish,” he added. “You can’t count on them for anything, and he who trusts them is mistaken.

“They’ll hang you out to dry – it’s a joke. I have a horrible view of players.”

The Madrid president took a particular swipe at Raúl, accusing him of “destroying” Madrid and naming him as one of the reasons why he resigned as president in 2006.

Raul spent 16 years in the first team for Los Blancos.

He broke through in 1994 before leaving for Schalke in 2010. He won six La Liga titles, four Supercopa de Espana titles, three Champions Leagues, one European Super Cup and two Intercontinental Cups.

Casillas is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation

Casillas broke into the Madrid team in 1999 at the age of just 18.

During his 16 year career with Los Blancos, he won five La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys, four Supercopa de Espana titles, three Champions Leagues, two European Super Cups and one Club World Cup.

With Spain, he won the Euros in 2008 and 2012 as well as the 2010 World Cup.

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