He is the wall of Real Madrid, the man called upon to stop the opposition’s attacks and to cut out their passes, while providing the necessary balance in the centre of the park.
That is his task and Casemiro often fulfils it perfectly for Real Madrid.
On Sunday night in the Supercopa de Espana at the Camp Nou, Los Blancos need to be at their best to pick up a result and that means they need the best version of Casemiro that there is.
Lining up against him and his teammates is Lionel Messi, a player who many find almost impossible to stop and who is capable of changing the game in an instant.
But Zinedine Zidane and his players have the antidote, the anti-Messi in the form of their midfield enforcer Casemiro, who comes into the game in excellent form.
He has started the season with a trophy, the European Super Cup, and along with Isco he was one of the star men against Manchester United.