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5 things you probably didn’t know about Arsenal’s new signing Bernd Leno

  • Bernd Leno has become Arsenal's second signing under Unai Emery.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 16:25 IST

#3 An admirer of Iker Casillas and a supporter of Real Madrid

Casillas is Leno
Casillas is Leno's role model

Like many young goalkeepers around the world, Leno is an admirer of former Real Madrid and Spain captain Iker Casillas as well. The German international considers Casillas his role model.

"I used to watch a lot of Casillas growing up, he's perhaps peaked now, but he won it all and has been unbelievably consistent. He's calm and no-nonsense, I'm the same. I don't have to make a show of myself to stand out."

Leno’s admiration for Casillas also made him a Real Madrid supporter and he even dreamed of playing for Real Madrid. In fact, Los Blancos is the team he plays with on the FIFA gaming series.

"I always used to play as Real Madrid, Casillas was a big reason for that, but Real were the team I supported growing up. As a kid, I often dreamed of playing for them, taking over from Casillas."
Published 20 Jun 2018, 11:18 IST
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