Sat 29 October 2022 | 9:38

Valverde: I was nervous and embarrassed on my first day at Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde admits he felt inferior to his teammates on his first day at training.

The 24-year-old Valverde joined Real Madrid’s academy in 2016 and made his debut for the first team in 2018. He is Real’s top scorer with 7 goals this season.

In an interview with DirecTV, Valverde has explained what life was like when he first joined Real Madrid and how he felt.

“I was nervous and embarrassed. Sometimes I felt as if I was in the wrong place, I felt inferior to the rest of my teammates, I didn’t know if I was good enough. Eventually I believed it after having won so many things and it’s a very nice feeling. I feel part of a team and I have shown that I am up to the task.

“Sometimes I think I am touched by a magic wand, it takes a lot of work, but things seem to be coming off for me. Here I feel loved, and I have received the support of everyone, so that always works in my favour.”

The Uruguayan midfielder played a key role last season in winning the Champions League and La Liga and admits he is enjoying life right now in Madrid.

“My dream was to be a footballer and enjoy myself. I value every moment and take advantage of all the opportunities that are arising in my life, both in family matters and in sports. Thinking about everything I went through, the good and the bad. It is a very hard road and after having achieved many things, it is very nice to see what I am experiencing.”

Valverde has been one of Real’s most important players under Carlo Ancelotti, and has gave credit to the Italian coach for his development.

“He has always given me unconditional support and when I was not doing things right he let me know. He showed desire to play me and allowed me to demonstrate that I was prepared for what he wanted.”

source: SportMob

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