Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he would rather win the Champions League than La Liga this season. Madrid meet Juventus in the semi-finals of Europe’s premier club competition, starting with Tuesday’s first leg in Turin, while they trail Barcelona by two points in the Primera Division with five rounds remaining. “In La Liga we don’t depend on ourselves and in Europe we do,” Casillas said “The boss said it the other day.
It’s easier, within reason, to win the Champions League. We have a greater opportunity to compete on our own merit. The four semi-finalists have a 25 per cent chance.
We depend on ourselves.” And Casillas, who has won the competition three times with Madrid, added: “The Madrid fans are very keen on the Champions League. Winning the European Cup twice in a row has never been achieved in the modern day. It’s an exciting challenge.”