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Casemiro "The Man - The Legend"

Updated: Aug 1, 2023


Casemiro the man, the myth, the legend

The footballing world doesn't talk very highly of Casemiro, A very vital part of Zidane's team who achieved a three-peat in the Champions League from 2016-17-18. known for his defensive and ball retaining prowesses surely many attackers would not want to run straight into him earning the nickname "TANK", the void left by Casemiro is not very noticeable with Madrid losing its main CDM but the business end of the bargain from real Madrid has been very top-notch, with the Real Madrid hierarchy securing the signature of very promising Defensive midfielder Tchoumeni during the summer from AS Monaco with the deal expected to be worth $80-$90 million dollars.



Case's storing about forming the historic trio with Kroos, and Modric is nothing less than a fairytale story, initially, Casemiro was shunned aside during the beginning half of Real Madrid's career spending on Loan spells with the clubs like Porto. but in 2014 when Madrid bought in James Rodriguez for his historic performances for Columbia in the World Cup James was therefore announced to form a partnership with Modric, Kroos while Kroos played the role of CDM which was not his ideal position because the team of that 2014 Real Madrid had a very strong CDM presence of Xabi Alonso, Kroos was not just ideal fit for CDM.


we saw the historic debacle of that Real Madrid team when Barca humiliated Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabeu in their first half of the 2016 campaign, the thrashing ultimately resulted in the ending of the experiment with playing two attacking midfielders, A presence of strong CDM was needed.


Then came the arrival of Casemiro on the world stage, It was also under Benitez that the debacle took place, now no longer the manager, Zidane took over the managerial post of that senior Real Madrid team, Zidane's signing however proved to be a blessing in disguise for that Real Madrid team, All the rumors indicated at that time that Zidane initially wanted to still forge into a formation that favored two attacking midfielder's at the front.


It was under Zidane that Casemiro took up a more dominant position in the team determined to prove his worth for the team Casemiro pulled in some exceptional performances in La Liga, he featured a full 120 minutes during the Champions League final against Athletico Madrid going on to win on penalties.


From then onwards, it was a smooth ride for Casemiro in his Real Madrid career as he accelerated into beast mode for the champions scoring in bangers, it was during his 2017 campaign when he scored a volley from outside the box against Napoli in Round of 16 against Napoli and then going on to score against Juventus in the final.


Casemiro went on performing his best in the following 2018 Champions League which ended the historic three-peat collection of champions league for any club since the rebranding of the competition to champions league in 1992.


during the 2019 campaign after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the team lost its footing in many competitions getting completely thrashed by rivals Barca with a margin score of 5-1 to crashing out of the Champions League by the hand of that young Ajax team. the whole of Real Madrid team was butchered by the Spanish media and Casemiro was not an exception the team was blasted for no for being too much depended on Cristiano Ronaldo, it was also the time when young Frankie Dejong ran riot against the Madrid's midfield.


During the next season that is during the 2020 season, it was time for resurrection for the Real Madrid team with again Casemiro being focal and very efficient in the midfield, his defensive performance saw Madrid beat bitter rivals 2-0 during that campaign, and the ultimate passion shown by Casemiro during the final whistle has caught the eyes of many.


During the next season that is during the 2020 season, it was a rebuilding phase for the Real Madrid team with again Casemiro being focal and very efficient in the midfield, his defensive performance saw Madrid beat bitter rivals Barcelona 2-0 during that campaign, the ultimate passion shown by Casemiro during the final whistle had caught the eyes of many. Real Madrid went on to win La Liga that very season which again brought the midfield trio of Kroos, Modric, and Casemiro into the spotlight.


It is safe to say that Casemiro is a winning machine, operating from the middle of that 4-3-3 formation of the Real Madrid team he made very important tackles, interceptions, heading clearances, volley goals everything, Casemiro was also very important for Real Madrid's recent Champions League success, which was the most Greatest Champions League season by far.


With all the recent development, Casemiro's departure from Real Madrid looked imminent, Manchester United came in offering Madrid a lucrative deal of $80 million dollars, which to be honest doesn't look that bad for a 30-year-old, With Casemiro himself looking for a new challenge the Premier League outfit seems to be quite a good fit.


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