Casemiro: I'm going to play for the Real Madrid first team
Casemiro has vowed to feature for the Real Madrid first team, regardless of being on loan from São Paulo at Madrid's reserve side.
The 20-year-old, who has made more than 50 appearances for his parent club, has joined the Castilla side until the end of the season.
The los Blancos have the option to make the move permanent at the end of the loan spell, should they so desire, but the Brazilian has set his sights much higher.
Casemiro explained why he elected to join the Spanish giants’ second string as opposed to accepting offers of a place in the first team of the likes of Roma and Lazio.
He claimed to Lance!: "I'm going to play in the first team of Real Madrid."
The ambitious midfielder's representative, Joseph Lee, is equally confident of Casemiro making it to the La Liga outfit.
He said: "Casemiro is not a player suited for a reserve team.
"For us, the aim is not for him to play in the B team, but he will make the necessary adaptations playing for Castilla and then go to the first team."
Whilst the claims of the midfielder and his agent might seem a little presumptive, Casemiro has already won the Under-20 World Cup with Brazil in 2011 and earned three caps for the Seleção first team.