Previously, because of some stories, it was generally believed that Casillas and Mourinho had completely severed contact, but the former Real Madrid goalkeeper recently clarified this matter. He said Mourinho was the first contact he had when he was sick. And one of the people who cares about him.
In an interview with ESPN, Casillas told some of his stories after the heart attack: "Many people don't know, coach Mourinho was one of the first three to contact me and understand my situation."
"Some people you haven’t seen for a long time will make you appreciate these little things. Life has been going on, day after day, please don’t put yourself in your own world, don’t imagine these things in your mind. No, you have to live in the present."
On the other hand, Casillas bluntly stated that the 2010 World Cup changed his life: "I am very lucky to win the World Cup. Some people are not as lucky as me... I have to leave the green field, but I cherish the surroundings. Everything, I am a lucky person, if I can continue to play, I will still play."
On May 1, 2019, Casillas was sent to a doctor due to a myocardial infarction, and on August 4 this year, the legendary Spanish goalkeeper announced his retirement.