Iker Casillas has released a compilation video of his goalkeeping mistakes, in apparent solidarity with Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.
The Real Madrid and Spain legend leapt to Karius’s defence this week after criticism aimed at the German following his high-profile mistakes in the Champions League final in May.
Translated, the 37-year-old Porto keeper wrote: “In each and every one of us, there is someone. Who raises their hand and admits they have failed once upon a time. To learn from our mistakes makes us stronger and accept ourselves as humans. #ivefailedtoo.”
Casillas’s self-criticism and support for Karius, 25, has been warmly appreciated by Liverpool and football fans alike.
On Sunday, after Karius faced fresh criticism for a mistake in Liverpool’s friendly with Borussia Dortmund on their American tour, Casillas took to Twitter to defend him.
“Will this attack on Karius ever end?” he wrote. “I talk about him like so many other goalkeepers.
“F***, there are a lot more serious problems in the world. Leave the kid alone. He is a person as well, as we all are.”
Karius met Casillas in February after Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Porto in the Champions League.