Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has denied his relationship with coach Jose Mourinho is strained despite losing his first-team place at the Bernabeu.
The 31-year-old Spaniard had been first choice for club and country for over a decade but fell down the pecking order at Madrid after suffering a hand injury in January.
Mourinho signed Diego Lopez as cover during the transfer window and the former Villarreal custodian has kept his place despite the return to full fitness of Madrid's talismanic captain.
Casillas insists, however, that he is "good" and "training quite brilliantly", while adding that he is "helping the team as much as he can".
Asked at promotional event to describe his relationship with Mourinho, he said: "It wasn't cold, it was honest. We have a great professional relationship."
He added: "I'm training the same as I was before the injury.
"Someone else decides, not me, but I'm happy because when I got the all-clear the hand was great and now I have to wait for my chance."