Fede Valverde talks about Uruguay’s chances at Mondia


Fede Valverde has had a great season. The Uruguayan midfielder wants to shine in selection.

The Uruguayan finished the campaign as one of Real Madrid’s most important players, taking over the right-back position to help the Spanish club win La Liga and the Champions League. The 23-year-old has made 46 appearances in all competitions.

He hopes to continue playing such an important role next season.

Making history
And he won’t just have club soccer on his plate. There is also the upcoming World Cup, where he will represent Uruguay. He has 42 caps to his name and embodies the competitive nature of his country in soccer.

Uruguay finished third in the CONMEBOL qualifiers, two points ahead of Ecuador, but eleven behind Argentina and 17 behind Brazil. It was placed in Group H in Qatar, along with Portugal, Ghana and South Korea.

Speaking to Marca, Valverde spoke about what it means to be a Real Madrid player when you are in the Uruguayan national team. “It’s not a burden,” he said.

“Moreover, it can be taken as an example for many children and young people in my country who can see me as a reference. Personally, it’s a huge responsibility to be able to demonstrate here everything I do at Real Madrid. In addition, I feel strong.

“With work, everything is possible. And we face each game with a typical humility of the country. We are very united as a group and all the players, from the first to the last, are on the same page. If we all have confidence, faith and unity, we can achieve great things. Then, what happens or not depends on soccer. But we will try to make history with Uruguay.

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