Fede Valverde: "The relegation is a debt we have with our fans"

10/05/2018 20:34

Fede Valverde highlighted in Abegondo’s press room this afternoon that “it was a very hard season. Personally, I had no minutes because I didn’t deserve them, I didn’t deserve to play; I tried to improve every day for weeks. Shamefully, we relegated and it’s the hardest thing for everyone.”

He insisted in “not blaming anyone. I have to improve more for my future. There aren’t many positive things. I have to carry on improving because I still have far to go.”

The Uruguayan international believes, “if I don’t play it’s because I’m doing something badly and I’m not convincing the boss that I should have a chance to play. Improve and one day I’ll get my chance to play.”

Regarding his future he said, “I hope I can stay but we all know I’m a Real Madrid player and Real Madrid is going to decide where I must go.” “What happened (the relegation) is a debt with fans and I hope I can stay another year to promote to First Division,” he added.

He does not agree that the team had too much pressure: “We had the necessary amount of pressure. We are a great team that regrettably did not achieve what we wanted: to be higher and remain in Primera.” For this reason, he is “disappointed and sad mainly for the fans”.

The Deportivista midfielder believes that the relegation was due to “mistakes throughout the year. We also had our good moments. We just didn’t know how to stick to them.”

Without any other option to change the situation, Valverde confessed, “it’s hard to get up every day and know you’ve relegated. But out of respect to the fans, we have to come and train hard, there are 2 games left and if we can win... We know we’ve relegated and it’s sad, but it would be a tiny satisfaction for the fans, something is something.”

Asked about Clarence Seedorf he stated “he has treated me well since he’s arrived. He has always helped me with everything. I was injured and every morning he would give me advice, speak to me. It’s something worth mentioning.”

Regarding Saturday’s match at the ABANCA-RIAZOR (6:30 pm, Bein LaLiga), against Villarreal CF, Fede Valverde expects “a very difficult match. We know that Villarreal are a great team. They're always fighting for titles and I’m sure they’re going to come and play for a win. But out of respect for the fans, we have to give our all and win.”