The former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas claims that it is positive for Italian football that other teams have started to challenge Juventus’ dominance of the league title
According to a recent interview with DAZN, former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas expressed his delight that other teams have started to challenge Juventus for the Serie A title. He also stated that he has always enjoyed watching Italian football. But found it dull when Juventus dominated the league and there was no competition.
Casillas told viewers: “I liked Serie A a lot when I was young. especially when it was considered the best league in the world. All the greatest players played there.
“The truth is that Serie A went through a period in which only Juventus won and it had become a bit boring. But now the fact that Napoli. as well as Inter and Milan in recent years have stopped Juve’s dominance is good for Italian football.
“Have I ever thought about playing in Serie A? To tell the truth, yes, I have the utmost respect for all teams, but Real Madrid is Real Madrid.”
“I liked Serie A a lot when I was young“
Juventus won nine consecutive Serie A titles from the 2010-11 season until the 2019-20 season.
Casillas speaks out about Serie A
However, their streak was ended by Inter under Antonio Conte, who prevented them from winning a tenth successive title. The most recent Serie A title was won by Stefano Pioli’s Milan.
It seems highly likely that Napoli will win the Serie A title this season, which would mark the third different team to win the league within a span of three years.
The last time this happened was between 2000 and 2002, when Lazio, Roma, and Juventus each won a title.
Serie A saw four different teams win the championship in four consecutive years between the 1988-89 and 1991-92 seasons, with Inter, Napoli, Sampdoria and Milan all claiming one title each during that period.