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Casillas calls for overhaul

14 Apr 2009 - 07:29:42

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has warned that the club needs a massive overhaul in the summer if they are to challenge for next season's Champions League title.

Real were thrashed by Liverpool at the first knockout stage of this term's competition, and Casillas knows that the current squad has too many deficiencies.

The Spain international said: "I think that we need to bring together players who can compete at European level, where every team have strengthened well and have big names.

"It is also true that we have come up against great teams and perhaps we couldn't do much more than we did but Real Madrid should not go five years without progressing beyond the first knockout round.

"I believe that Madrid do keep track of their youth system, but in an indirect way. There are players that come from Madrid's youth set-up at almost every club in the Primera Division.

"It is true though that we have got just three such players in our first team. And yes, in the future I would like there to be more home-grown players brought through."


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