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Name Casemiro
Spelling Carlos Casemiro
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
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Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Real Madrid
  Porto FC [Loan]

2015 06 08 Retrieve

[Casemiro on winning U20 FIFA World Cup in Colombia] I gained a lot of experience playing for the youth sides of the Brazilian team. I developed a lot as a professional and as a person. That title was very important for my career and for that whole generation

[Casemiro on quarterfinals of the Champions League, Porto losing 7-4 on aggregate to Bayern Munich] All defeats have a bitter aftertaste. Nobody likes losing. But we have a calm conscience, because our team did not lack desire to win. We tried to do our best. It was a positive season, but it lacked a title as a crowning achievement of our work. I managed to have a sequence of games and I could develop my football even more. It was a very positive and productive season for me, both from a tactical and technical point of view

[Casemiro on his approach to being part of the Selecao] A player has to approve every minute at the Brazilian team and always do the best he can do, be it in training or during games

[Casemiro on playing a role for Brazil during the Copa America] The Copa America is one of the most traditional tournaments in the world, with a very big representative value. We have to think in terms of doing our best in each game with the motivation of winning the matches and fighting for the title. I am with my head with the Selecao, thinking about having a good performance at the Copa America

[Casemiro on unforgiving Brazil 7-1 defeat at the World Cup against Germany] The shirt of the Brazilian team has always been respected the world over. That defeat won’t change that. The best way forward is to work a lot, because work gets you good results, wins and titles. I think that Brazil is on the right track to have a good Copa America

[Casemiro on Dunga and Brazil the Copa America in 2007] Dunga formed a very strong team and won the title. Robinho played very well

[Casemiro on Copa America 2015] Colombia had an excellent campaign at the World Cup. Venezuela have grown year by year and Peru always present quality football

2016 10 11 Retrieve

[The 24-year-old Brazilian speak about the affection he now has for Real Madrid] I’ll never play in Barcelona, because in Spain I am a Real Madrid supporter. Real Madrid is much more than I expected. I love waking up in the morning and going to Valdebebas [Madrid’s training base]. I love being with the players, joking, working, learning. I try to live football every day. Real Madrid is my life today

2017 03 20 Retrieve

[Casemiro comments on Luiz Suarez suspension. The Barcelona striker has scored 31 goals in 41 appearances for his club this season but will miss the Brazil game after picking up a yellow card in Uruguay’s last World Cup qualifier, a 3-1 defeat by Chile] We can’t deny it, of course it’s better playing Uruguay without Suarez. Suarez is a great player

2017 07 22 Retrieve

[Casemiro tells he was intimidated by coach Zinedine Zidane when he first arrived at the club] At first, I was embarrassed to speak to him. Nowadays, it’s more natural. Sometimes, when we are missing a guy, he participates in the training matches and ends up being the best player

2019 02 11 Retrieve

[Casemiro says Vinicius can get even better] He is showing that he is really good and he can fit in perfectly at Madrid. You have to have patience with Vinicius. We can’t put too much pressure on him because he is so young. Until three months ago, he was playing in Segunda B, and he isn’t 20, he’s only 18. But it’s obvious that he’s quick, has quality and when he plays he surprises people. If he plays like this at 18, imagine what he can do in a few years when he is 20, for example

2019 03 22 Retrieve

[Tite has said he will use the matches to test new players, with AC Milan playmaker Lucas Paqueta and Barcelona midfielder Arthur among those expected to be handed opportunities] They are young players coming into the team and they’ll need time to adapt. It will take time for us to gel, which is normal. But they have a lot of quality and with training [our chemistry] will improve

[Casemiro on becoming Brazil Captain] First, to represent the national team as captain is undoubtedly an honor and a reason for immense pride, because of the greatness of the Selecao and the level of our players. And I’m going back to the stadium [Estadio do Dragao] where I grew a lot as a footballer

2019 03 23 Retrieve

[Casemiro talks about Neymar and Vinicius Junior] We started talking about Neymar here. Let’s spend the whole afternoon talking about him. For me, Neymar’s in the top three and has everything to be the best in the world. In the last two months Vinicius played at a high level, at a level of one of the best in the world. What he’s producing at Real was not normal, for someone who’s 18 years old. Being bold in the shirt of Real Madrid is not easy

[Neymar is recovering from a fractured metatarsal after suffering injury in January while Vinicius has damaged ankle ligaments] We’re talking about two great players, two players who are exceptional. It is up to the coach to talk about whether they can play together or not. There’s no doubt they are great players. Of course, they can play in any team in the world

2019 03 30 Retrieve

[Casemiro talks about the return of coach Zinedine Zidane] Our coach is an icon of the club. Not only as a player but also as a coach. [Zinedine] Zidane has shown that he is more than a coach. For the team, Zidane never left - he left his way of playing. He surely suffered with us at this time and that’s why he returned. Zidane hadn’t left

2019 10 02 Retrieve

[Casemiro said Real Madrid shouldn’t ask for forgiveness because we always try our best] In the first half we didn’t do well. I didn’t see the fans leaving [the stadium] angry and in the second half they supported us a lot. I haven’t seen them supporting us as much as today. We have to play like we did the second half, and we should never ask for forgiveness because we always try to do our best

[Casemiro believes Eden Hazard is still one of the best players in the world] Hazard is trying, but football is [about] goals. We know he is among the world’s top five [players] and it is normal to have a period of adaptation

2020 02 21 Retrieve

[Casemiro: I wanted Neymar to come to Real Madrid, he’s a great player] I wanted Neymar to come to Real Madrid, I speak to him almost every day, he’s a great player

[Asked about the club’s ambitions for 2020] The league is what shows consistency throughout the year, it’s every weekend, but when the Bernabeu has the Champions League anthem, Madrid is different. I prefer the Champions League

For me, the goal is to steal the ball and the Bernabeu celebrates it in the same way. You enjoy football just as much in every position, my goal is to steal the ball. I enjoy stealing the ball and helping my team-mates

[He added on the qualities that he brings to the Real side] It’s a bit of everything: work, talent, humility, I think above all it’s hard work. When you work you get results and work is my strength. I think we are all important, some play more than others but we are all important

2020 02 27 Retrieve

[The home side threw away a 1-0 lead in their 2-1 defeat at the Bernabeu] The explanation is obvious. We did 75 minutes really well and then we didn’t have any intensity, we lost control of the game, we sat back and they are a great rival, they attacked twice and scored. There’s no excuse. At the weekend we’ve got a tough game against Barcelona. We need to start thinking about that

[On the second leg] If there’s one team capable to turning this around it’s Real Madrid. But I think what’s important is that we played really well for 75 minutes, against a great side, and for 15 minutes we didn’t do what we had to. And they came back to win. It’s not over, but there’s a lot of work ahead

2019 12 27b Retrieve

[Casemiro says Busquets is Barcelona’s most important player alongside Messi] Along with Messi, Busquets has been the most important player at Barcelona in recent years. We talk about Messi, [Luis] Suarez or before about Neymar, but Busquets for me is the most important. We talked about [Andres] Iniesta and Xavi, but he was always there doing the dirty work. He is one of the best defensive midfielders. Compared to me, he is different. He may not have the physical attributes like mine but he is always positioned very well – he is always well placed and that is very important

2020 03 07 Retrieve

[Vinicius is benefiting from Hazard’s latest injury] I told him at half-time that he had to go for goal more. Many times, when it’s 50-50, he looks for Karim. If Karim is in a better position, of course he should pass. But if it’s 50-50 he has to go for goal. After the goal, he told me that he had Casemiro in his said saying ‘Shoot! Shoot!

2020 03 09 Retrieve

[Casemiro admitted Real Madrid’s loss to Real Betis could cost them the La Liga title] They were superior and played better, there is no excuse, football is simple. In La Liga every game is difficult. To win La Liga we have to play well in every game and we didn’t play well. We have to keep working hard, we have not been up to the task and we have not played like we did against Barcelona. We are human too, but it could cost us the league title. We have to look at Eibar now

2020 03 27 Retrieve

[Casemiro, also recently declared his desire for Neymar to join him at the Santiago Bernabeu] I wanted Neymar to come to Real Madrid, I speak to him almost every day, he’s a great player

2020 05 16 Retrieve

[Casemiro confident La Liga season will resume] It’s a really significant step, not just for football but for society too, to show people that it is possible. It’s not just about playing football, it’s about people being out of their houses. I think that if we comply with the measures that we have to follow, we too are going to be able to do it.

The work at home was important and we did the things that the club and the coaching staff passed on to us. The guys are working well and it shows now that we’re back that players have worked at home. The physical level has been maintained and you can see that on the [training] pitch

I have tried to help people as much as possible because of the difficult time we are going through. Not only me, the other players and the club too, that is the most important thing. It’s also important to put smiles on people’s faces in times as difficult as these

2020 06 29 Retrieve

[Benzema’s backheel assist is one of the plays of this season] What Karim did, for me is normal. We all know that the qualities he has aren’t of a number nine, but of a number 10. I know him, I know how he plays and the quality he possesses. I asked for the ball in space, and his backheel pass was incredible. It’s Karim’s goal. It’s the backheel pass of a number 10 and you have to congratulate him