Iker Casillas: Ancelotti daughter's comments not an issue

The Blancos captain says he has accepted an apology from Katia regarding Diego Lopez being the better shot stopper and is irritated by questions about his future.
Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas says he has spoken with Carlo Ancelotti about the coach's daughter's comments and that the "matter is settled".

Katia Ancelotti hit out at the media for caring about the Blancos captain more than first-choice goalkeeper Diego Lopez, whom she called a "terrific" goalkeeper.

Casillas played down the issue, saying that the Italian's daughter had apologized to him, and refused to discuss being a backup to Lopez in La Liga any more than he already has done.

"I know the daughter of Ancelotti," the 32-year-old told COPE. "We are adults. I have spoken with the coach and the matter is settled. When someone apologizes it's only right to accept it.

"I will not talk any more about the rotation. I enjoy it when I play, but I am already bored with the topic. The less talk, the better. Despite being playing intermittently, I'm fine. I'll think of that next season."

Casillas has been the first-choice goalkeeper in cup competitions this season, helping the Blancos reach the Copa del Rey final this week with a 5-0 aggregate win against Atletico Madrid, and he is delighted that the team is fighting on all three fronts.

"I'm happy to qualify for the Copa del Rey final," he said." Now we have to fight for La Liga and in the Champions League, which is always special."

The Spain international has spent his entire career at the Bernabeu and amassed more than 650 appearances for the club, but he has not been a regular in La Liga in more than a year now.