Jorge Casado is playing his third season at Real Madrid Castilla and this week was the star of Realmadrid TV’s show 'La Fábrica' (The Factory) where he spoke about his passage through the club, about his team’s and his development, as well as special moments in his footballing career. As a permanent fixture and left-back in Toril’s team that stands out not only for his quality in defence but also for his attacking capability. "As a footballer I've grown a lot. Toril has given me a lot of confidence from the start, he has given the freedom to get forward and has helped me to defend better" said the Whites’ defender.
Castilla’s second victory at the Alfredo Di Stéfano, a stadium that has become impenetrable to their rivals since last December as Casado put it: "It’s not only this season, last year only lost once, against Oviedo. This campaign we’ve had two wins against Barcelona B and Xerez and this weekend we’ve got Sabadell and we hope to continue the good form, both at home and away". Three more points against a direct rival who are a place behind the Whites: "We were focused for this match from the first moment and although at first we were a bit lost, we managed to come back and get the win".
A match that was once again attended by Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez always goes to the Alfredo Di Stéfano to see the development of the Whites’ subsidiary when he is able to: "Whenever he can he comes and he always available for everything. He came down to see us and congratulate us like he normally does. We think that it is a nice touch that helps us a lot and we are thankful that he comes because we feel like he and the rest of the board that come to see us really look after us" said the left back.
Morata, Jesé and Borja García were the orchestrators of Castilla’s come back against Xerez. Casado had a few words about his new teammate, the recent arrival to the squad, Borja García: "I know him very well because of the three seasons that we spent together at Rayo Vallecano and apart from being teammates, we're friends. He is a very smart player." Another teammate that he mentioned by name was Jota, the latest addition of from Celta’s B team: "He’s a great guy, a great teammate and on the field he has an immense talent to play between the lines or on the wings that will be useful for the team. He is a great signing."
Casado is starting his third year in a renewed Castilla side that this year will play in at a different level, the Second Division, but the Whites’ player says that their style of play remains the same: "The philosophy is still the same. We will carry on playing the ball out from the back. The intensity is higher, the level of football is higher level and the ball is moved around faster, but you have to realise that this is professional football. The only criticism that you could make is that we need to make more from the good play because it could cost us in the future". It is not only the team that has changed since his arrival from the club from Rayo Vallecano, Casado is aware that "I've grown a lot as a player. I have to thank all the coaches I've had and what they have done to help me to improve. Toril has given me a lot of confidence from the start, he has given me the freedom to get forward and has helped me to defend better."
A player who has been able to fulfil the dream of every academy player: play with the first team. He made his debut in the second leg against Ponferradina in the Copa del Rey. It was a special day "I have to thank Mourinho for showing confidence in me as he did when I was with the first team during the pre-season in Los Angeles. It was a dream to play at the Santiago Bernabéu. I'll never forget it." Another moment he will never forget is the promotion that he won with Castilla last season to the second tier of Spanish football: "It was special because it meant reaching professional football and because it was with Real Madrid, who have been my team since I was little. It was a very happy moment for me, especially with this group of teammates and I will never forget it" he concluded.