Casemiro has joked that he would ‘break Douglas Costa in half’ if push came to shove during Juventus’ Champions League tie with Real Madrid.
Casemiro and Costa are currently on Brazil duty and are set to represent their country at this summer’s World Cup, but they also have a quarter-final to contest with their clubs.
“It’s Real Madrid-Juventus, the 85th minute. Douglas Costa runs down the wing and you’re the only defender left: do you think about the World Cup?” asked a journalist, reports Calciomercato.com.
The website cited the Madrid midfielder as replying in a light-hearted manner: ‘I’ll break him in half!’