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Online Betting Shops: Xavi criticises Mourinho for treating Casillas like “deadwood”
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:54
Online betting shops saw that since January, Casillas did not play for Real when he broke his hand in a match against Valencia, and he only made 29 appearances this season in all matches and was second in line to Diego Lopez, former Villarreal and Sevilla goalkeeper.
Xavi ,33-years-old, won two UEFA European Championships and a FIFA World Cup under Casillas’ captaincy In Spain’s national team, and the player, as well as many people with a betting site, criticised the decision made by Mourinho to drop the shot-stopper from his side.
“In September, they were touting him for the Ballon d’Or. Now it’s like he’s dead wood,” Xavi said.
Mourinho’s handling of his relationship with Casillas was criticised by several figures within Spanish football, including Madrid defender Pepe and Xavi’s Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta, and the team’s fans, especially those with a betting site, were not very pleased at all with what took place.
Online betting shops found out that the clash between Casillas and Mourinho reportedly led to plenty of dissatisfaction within Real’s set-up and many people with a betting site, with the Portuguese said to have had a row with Sergio Ramos and a clutch of club directors and playing staff.
Last term, Real became the first team to win the league in a single season with 100 points, but online betting shops could see that this time around they were struggling to reproduce that form, losing the title to Barcelona and suffering another semi-final loss in the UEFA Champions League as they were beaten by German outfit Borussia Dortmund.
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In August, Mourinho’s players did win the Spanish Super Cup when they defeated Barcelona on away goals, and online betting shops all over the world would like to see how the team continues to perform.