The Los Blancos midfielder was one of Uruguay’s top performers in their 2-1 win over Chile on Thursday at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo.

Valverde still have a lot to improve

Real Madri star player, Fede Valverde, believes there is still plenty of room for improvement. The Los Blancos midfielder was one of Uruguay’s top performers in their 2-1 win over Chile on Thursday at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo. “I still have a lot to develop, to learn, to grow,” he said at a press conference after the match. Comparing the previous years, I feel much better, more prepared on a football and personal level. But I am very young, and I have a lot to learn.” Further, Valverde admitted that training under the guidance of his national team coach Oscar Tabarez helped him develop as a player. As he noted, he intends to “take advice from those who have more experience” and try to “reflect in every workout and match” what he is learning as a football player.

Valverde also admitted that he is not in touch with his Real Madrid teammates during the international break. He wants to grab the opportunity to interact with his compatriots, whom he does not see regularly. “It’s nice, we’re having a great time,” he said. “We’re enjoying our camp. We’re trying to find group goals”. Regarding the match against Chile, Valverde admitted that La Roja dominated the game in the second half, but stressed that Uruguay was better in the first 45 minutes: “We were perfect, having the ball and reaching the opposition’s box,” he continued. “We need to improve at the end. What matters is that we won, and that is what someone is looking for, working, and training. We’re going to win. Starting by winning the qualifying round gives you the motivation and the desire to work harder to continue along the way.”