Casillas advice for Ronaldo
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Brazilian superstar was subjected to a cacophony of whistles as he was substituted during Real's superb 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
But despite holding the title of World Footballer of the Year, Ronaldo is not immune to criticism from fans and he has failed to win over the Bernabeu crowd since his arrival from Internazionale last August.
Casillas insists the disparagement from the supporters is not uncommon and that Ronaldo must take the abuse in his stride.
"The fans of Real Madrid are very demanding and that is normal," said Casillas. "They have the best players in the world and must demand everything from them.
"Those whistles are going to be received well by Ronaldo because he is a person who is very motivated and in any game, it can affect you.
"The day of the Real Sociedad match is going to change the whistles into applause."
The Spanish international shot-stopper also affirmed his desire to remain the first-choice of the European champions.
Last season, Casillas was dropped after a dip in form but he concedes that providing he stays number one, he has no inclination to leave the Spanish capital.
He added: "Now I am playing but if the day comes when I do not, or that they prevent me from demonstrating that I can play to a high level, then I will have to look for the best option for me and my family."
Casillas also added his thoughts on the subject of Real's alleged interest in luring England captain David Beckham to the Bernabeu.
Beckham was a subdued figure in the first leg of their quarter final tussle and Casillas feels the Red Devil is not a viable replacement for Portuguese sensation Luis Figo.
"Right now, Beckham does not have the capacity to be in this team," continued Casillas.
"This year, Figo is much better than in the first year he arrived. Now he is playing at a good rate and his collaboration on the field is much-needed."