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The Uruguayan Valverde spoke of "frustration" and acknowledged his downturn at Real Madrid: "The World Cup affected me"

2023-02-07T15:02:26.605Z


The midfielder referred to the elimination of Celeste in Qatar and aims to win the Club World Cup with the Spanish team.


Fede Valverde

, Uruguayan midfielder for

Real Madrid

, acknowledged his drop in performance after the

Qatar 2022 World Cup

, where the poor result with his team admitted that it "affected" him, convinced that he will emerge stronger from a bad experience.

"The World Cup affected me. When you go for a goal, you have such illusion and optimism that everything will go well with your country, you go with the dream of a child representing millions of people to try to go as far as possible and fighting to win,

not being able to do it makes you sad

. Everything we work on seems to have been of no use and it hurts," he acknowledged at a press conference at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium.

With a message of self-

criticism

, Fede took a positive reading: "It has to serve to continue improving my physical condition and to assume certain moments. Good things don't always happen in football and you have to know how to handle it.

I arrived with a very good performance and now It

's not the same, but it's part of football

. There are always bumps and you have to continue with the same attitude to continue being important at Real Madrid, to be captain as I always wanted and, little by little, to return to my good performance" .

The Uruguayan midfielder thanked the support of his family to "evade problems" and admitted the "

frustration

" he has felt in recent games for not seeing himself at his level on the pitch.

Luis Suarez comforts Fede Valverde after the match that determined the end of the Uruguayan dream in Qatar 2022, eliminated in the group stage.

Photo: Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP.

"I try to enjoy myself on the pitch but when the results don't come through and on a personal level either, it generates frustration and anger. I came out sad against Atleti and the same against Mallorca.

We are very competitive, we always want to win and when I leave with a result I don't want to make me angry

. I have to keep improving and learning because you can't always win even if you work to win as much as possible".

Within hours of Real Madrid's debut in the Club World Cup in the semifinals against Al Ahly, the Uruguayan midfielder rescued good personal memories in the competition.

"It was my first title and it was very special, it meant a lot in my career. It's a beautiful title on the way to get here, everything you have to fight for and what wins the

Champions League

generates in the way we did it and against the rivals we did it against. It's the end of the road and I hope I end it in a good way. I enjoy every day and every moment at Real Madrid. I'm happy and excited to play this competition tomorrow", he said.

Federico Valverde wants to repeat in the Club World Cup.

"It was my first title with Real Madrid," he recalled.

Photo: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez.

After the criticism from his coach, Carlo Ancelotti, of the calendar and the injuries of several Real Madrid players, Fede Valverde's position of acceptance of "modern football" as it is structured with three games per week was surprising.

"It's part of

modern football

, more and more is played, there is less rest, there are long-hour trips. This year between the World Cup (national teams) and the Club World Cup is hard, but I always try to get the positive," he said.

"You have to keep improving physically, learning in your head so as not to get injured, getting used to and living modern football. It's growing, more and more is played and there is less rest. As a player I have to continue training and adapt to the new football, which is to play every two or three days and hopefully always 90 minutes", he sentenced.

Source: EFE

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