'Amateur could have finished' - Arsenal target Draxler critical of his missed chance v Real

Julian Draxler

Julian Draxler saw his effort well saved by Iker Casillas - but he only blamed himself for the 'mistake'

Schalke 04 took on Real Madrid in the Veltins Arena last night - and though the Gelsenkirchen stadium is used to hosting championship boxing bouts - this was a frankly ridiculous pummelling.

The three man strike force of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, now dubbed BBC by the Spanish media, tore Schalke apart in a 6-1 victory.

Schalke now look seemingly out of the tie - but for times they really were on par with Real - especially going forward.

But they found Iker Casillas in fine form.

The Spanish international captain has been dropped recently for Diego Lopez in La Liga - but he was his sensational best against the Bundesliga side yesterday.

One save that came in for particular praise was when faced by Julian Draxler.

Draxler is a £37 million transfer target for Arsenal - and has been for around 18 months now.

This summer they are expected to make a move for the player - but he could not put the ball past Casillas from just a yard out…

But Draxler was not full of praise for Casillas when asked about the save - he classed it as a miss.

He said an amateur would have done different…

“The save by Casillas? Any amateur could have finished it on any pitch. The mistake was mine."

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