Iker Casillas picks his all-time Spain XI

By On June 06, 2018

Iker Casillas picks his all-time Spain XI

My all-time Spanish team has to lean towards the players that I have seen, mostly from my generation, although it is true that I wasn’t lucky enough to see Luis Arconada live or if I did I don’t really remember it.

But Arconada represents so much for a lot of Spaniards, an international for eight years, a finalist in France in 1984, and I’ve been able to watch him on tape and he’s fantastic, so the former Real Sociedad goalkeeper is my choice between the posts.

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I know Sergio Ramos doesn’t like to play in this position, but I’m putting him at right-back. He’s played over 150 games for Spain and he’d rather feature as a centre-back, but he won the World Cup on the right and I’m going to play Carles Puyol and Gerard Piqué in the centre of defence, as they were when we won in South Africa in 2010.

The n it’s José Antonio Camacho on the left of defence: he played at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups and was part of the team that reached the final of Euro 1984 and he was also our coach at the 2002 World Cup. Camacho had so much character, personality and will to win so he has to go in.

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Iker Casillas’s all-time Spain XI

I played with Xavi since I was very young in Spain’s youth teams â€" we won the 1999 Under-20 World Cup together, as well as the World Cup in South Africa â€" and because of his supreme passing ability he has to go into the midfield, with Andrés Iniesta on the other side, who was the scorer of that famous winning goal in South Africa.

In the middle and in front of the defence it’s Fernando Hierro as the shield, the fifth all-time top scorer despite being a defender or a defensive midfielder, even ahead of great players such as Emilio Butragueno and Alfredo Di Stéfano. I’m going to put Sergio Busquets alongside him to make the team even more resilient.

And up front it has to be a former team-mate of mine, Raúl González, and then David Villa alongside him. They have 200 caps and an incredible 103 goals between them.

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Source: Google News Spain | Netizen 24 Spain

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