Real Madrid and Uruguayan international Federico Valverde has revealed what he thinks are his responsibility as a midfielder, saying “My job is to run until I can’t run anymore, until my legs give way.
The young 22-year-old midfielder who was among the goalscorers for Real Madrid in their 3-2 win over Real Betis, opening his goal scoring account of the season.
Speaking to Real Madrid TV, the Uruguayan international said;
“That’s the role of a central midfielder,” Valverde told Real Madrid TV.
“My job is to run until I can’t run anymore, until my legs give way.
“That’s what I’ll always do.
“As time goes on, I’m correcting things because there are times when running for the sake of running isn’t worth it.
“You have to make the right choices.”
Sharing on advice gotten from Zinedine Zidane, the Los Blancos central midfielder said;
“The boss is always telling me to get into the box when I win possession,” Valverde added.
“He speaks well about the job we do to press the opponent.
“He asks me to liven up, to attack because I have the physical capability to do it, to break through the lines and get forward.
“[Scoring goals] is really important.
“It’s not just down to the strikers to score goals.
“We have to help from midfield, just the defenders, in order for Real Madrid to win.
“That’s our job.”
Speaking about playing alongside Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, the 22-year-old said;
“They bring so much to me,” the youngster continued.
“The competition we have is big, but it’s pretty amazing.
“That good wave makes us all improve.
“Any advice from any of them makes me improve a lot because they’re people that have won so much at the highest level.”