Iker Casillas has not played a single match in this season as Diego Lopez seems to be the main star for Carlo Ancelotti but despite not playing an important role for Real Madrid in this season, according to the head coach Casillas will wage a war to try and keep hold of the Spanish goalkeeper.

“It was not an easy decision; I have two goalkeepers of high quality, the best two in the world. I started with Diego as my No.1, but then did not consider that Casillas would not play. Rotating goalkeepers is not the most desirable thing, it is not easy, but they have understood.

“I’ll fight the same way I did for Xabi. This team has key players representing the club and I will wage war for Casillas to finish his career here, in Madrid.” Ancelotti told the Spanish media.

So far in this season Real Madrid has been finding themselves mostly behind the leadership of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid as those are the top 2 teams fighting for the Spanish title and Carlo Ancelotti went out to talk about why they are falling behind those clubs as he stated that Real Madrid is undergoing a ‘’new philisophy’’.

“We’re not doing as well because we changed philosophy this season,” he added. “Last year’s Madrid played more on the counterattack; we want to play with more possession. It takes time to adjust. It will take a little longer to catch Barcelona and Atletico. I am aware that some people’s patience is limited, which is normal because Madrid have to try to win every year’’.

The leaders of the Spanish League, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid faced each other in their latest league fixture and the final outcome was a goalless draw which gives Real Madrid a chance to cut the gap between them and maintain the pressure at the top of the league.