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Casillas: "I would have performed the guard of honour for Barça, they did it for us"

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he still has hope that one day he might return to play for Spain: "I know I can return, but not when".

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El guardameta español del Oporto, Iker Casillas.
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Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas, chatted to Cadena COPE's El Partidazo programme after the team clinched the Portuguese league title at the weekend. The goalkeeper says he still has hope that one day he might return to play for Spain and feels Lopetegui's team have a good chance of being crowned world champions in Russia this summer. Inevitably, Iker was aked for his thoughts on whether his old club should have performed the guard of honour for LaLiga champions Barcelona before Sunday's meeting at Camp Nou.

Alternating between the starting XI and the bench: "This season I had to fight for a place in the team".

Iker Casillas celebrates winning the league with his Porto team mates.
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Iker Casillas celebrates winning the league with his Porto team mates.Octavio PassosGetty Images

Iker to mull over future

The future: "I don't know whether I will continue at Porto. Much of it will depend on what conclusions I reach after thinking it over during the next few days but I still haven't made a decision".

Earning a recall with Spain: "I've got belief in what I'm doing and I know that I could go back to play for Spain. I don't know when, but it could happen. I'm sure you've already posted what I've just said on Twitter..."

Congratulatory messages: "I've had a lot of phonecalls and messages from people at Real Madrid congratulating me for Porto winning the league".

Raúl: "Raúl is a role model - an exmaple all of us should follow - a player who left and later returned to his lifelong club".

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Casillas enters Guard of Honour debate

On whether Madrid should have given Barça a guard of honour: "Barça performed the guard of honour for us at the Bernabéu a few years ago, so yes, on this occasion I would have done the same for them".

Spain's chances of winning the World Cup: "Yes, I can see Spain winning it. They have team with highly experienced players like Silva, Ramos, Iniesta... and talented young players like Isco and Asensio. They have to get to the semis" at the very least.

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