Carlo Ancelotti believed on Thursday evening that he could convince Casemiro to change his firm decision to join Manchester United this summer.
Casemiro and Ancelotti did speak on Friday morning at Valdebebas before the final training session ahead of the match against Celta Vigo.
The relationship between the two men goes beyond that of a player and his coach. Ancelotti once again conveyed his absolute confidence in Casemiro in his last attempt to turn the situation around.
After the meeting, the midfielder went back to being a professional and showing his commitment to Real Madrid, working out along with his teammates.
The coach once again stressed to Casemiro how important he can be during the current season. In the coach’s mind nothing has changed beyond having a wider range of players to choose from.
For Ancelotti, the Brazilian midfielder is special, different and an extension of him on the pitch.
Casemiro understands Ancelotti’s concern, but knows that he is facing what could be his last great opportunity to sign a big contract. This is what he has conveyed to the club and has repeated to teammates and coach.
The Italian tactician has done everything in his powers to prevent Casemiro from departing Real Madrid, but it seems as though the Brazil international is heading to Manchester United.