Uruguayan midfielder Fede Valverde has stated that he will continue to play for the club until the moment he thinks he is good enough.
Valverde has been a regular starter under Carlo Ancelotti throughout the start of the season, despite interest from Premier League duo Chelsea and Liverpool.
The 25-year-old scored a goal in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday night. After the match, he had a few words, where he said that he would be ready to leave if he does not meet the club’s standards.
“I have the ability to be a player of this club. The day I don’t feel this way, or if Madrid doesn’t feel this way, we will look for a solution. Today, I feel good”, said Valverde.
For Valverde, this is a year full of challenges. After the World Cup, he and his partner Mina Bonino received the news that their unborn child could have serious health risks. The child was born later with no health problems.
He was even said to have punched Villarreal player Alex Baena after the match, something Valverde neither confirmed nor denied, but all charges were subsequently dismissed by the Court.
“You don’t want to experience these things. But bad things can always happen. I am thankful that my family is well. My children are healthy. In personal life, just like in football, there will always be ups and downs. But, you have to work hard during these moments and talk to the people close to you”, said Valverde.
Valverde has always expressed his love and respect for the team where he plays, so it seems difficult to imagine his departure, just in case his space in the formation is limited.