Casemiro, a Real Madrid midfielder, has expressed how much he admires his engine-room teammates Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, whom he feels future generations will remember.
In a recent interview, the Brazilian international revealed that playing alongside those two is something he’ll be able to brag about for the rest of his life.
“It’s a joy to play for such a long time at the biggest club in the world, and I suppose I’ll only truly understand the magnitude of what I’ve accomplished when it all comes to an end one day,” Casemiro told ESPN.
“It’s an honour to play with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
“I’ll treasure the fact that I got to play with them for a long time, and I’ll tell my grandchildren that I got to play with two amazing players, two game icons.”
The Brazil international also had high regard for another Madrid legend, Karim Benzema, whom he believes deserves more individual acclaim.
“It’s an honor to play with Benzema, and I fully support him in winning the Ballon d’Or,” Casemiro stated.
Of course, the 29-year-old was asked about his compatriot Vinicius Junior, who has received high praise this season and is a teammate for both club and country.
“What I can say is that Vinicius is in great shape right now, it’s a special era for him, and he’s still young, so there’s a lot of room for him to grow.”
Carlo Ancelotti, whose first term at the club ended just as he was getting into the team, has been pleased by Casemiro, who has been a fixture of the Madrid midfield for years under different managers.
“He’s 62 years old, has played football for over 40 years, and has won everything,” Casemiro said. “But his determination to win and share his experience with us every day is incredible.”