There were even rumours of a possible departure from Real Madrid, given the cost of the French midfielder and how highly rated he is.
According to Ancelotti, Casemiro was the best in Helsinki
The arrival of Aurelien Tchouameni at Real Madrid put the spotlight on Casemiro. There were even rumours of a possible departure from Real Madrid, given the cost of the French midfielder and how highly rated he is. It took just one game to realise that taking Casemiro out of the first team is a mission that will require a lot of effort on the part of Tchouameni. In Helsinki, Real Madrid’s veteran midfielder gave a masterclass in everything a holding midfielder should do for his team. “He was the best,” said Ancelotti, who did not hesitate to say that if the final was not complicated because of the performance of the Brazilian. Casemiro entered the press room to collect the trophy for the match’s best player with visible battle scars.
The Casemiro-Kroos-Modric trident offered an extraordinary version of their own games during the Super Cup
“It’s the stuff of war,” he joked after a match in which he set up Alaba, sent a shot against the crossbar and provided a clear example of how to thwart German attacks. Last season was not the Brazilian’s best. However, in the most delicate moments, he was in the front line and was a valuable piece in understanding just how Los Blancos won the Champions League. This season has started with a high-intensity match in the final of the Super Cup. Because in Helsinki, the Casemiro-Kroos-Modric trident offered an extraordinary version of their own games. Each in their own role: Casemiro doing the dirty work without forgetting that he is a finisher, Modric with the genius he has inside him, and Kroos giving sense and elegance to every pass.
A smile spread across Casemiro’s face when he was asked if his great performance had anything to do with the arrival of Tchouameni. Ancelotti had earlier shed light on this question with a phrase that says a lot in a few words: “Tchouameni is going to learn a lot alongside Casemiro.” Because the Brazilian, who always shows his upbringing and where he comes from by tidily placing his chair when he leaves the press room, is a leader. This will be his eighth season in a row in the Spanish capital, and he has become a pillar in the club’s golden era. In his speech, words like loyalty, sacrifice and honesty are constant. Ancelotti knows what he has.