Casillas must wait for his Real return

Casillas must wait for his Real return

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is back in training after injury but lacks the necessary sharpness to make the squad for Saturday’s La Liga game at Real Zaragoza, according to assistant coach Aitor Karanka.

The Spain and Real captain has been out with a broken finger since January and also missed the World Cup qualifiers against Finland last Friday and France on Tuesday.

“The medical team passed him fit a week ago but he doesn't have the competitive edge needed to be 100 percent for games,” Karanka told a news conference on Friday.

“He is training well and this is good for everyone. When he is 100 percent he will be cleared to play but because he is a goalkeeper it is tougher.”

Diego Lopez, signed from Sevilla in January as cover for Casillas, has excelled in the 11 games he has played for Real.

In that time Real have qualified for the King’s Cup final and Champions League quarters.