Fede Valverde was the solution Zinedine Zidane to the defensive problems due to the plague of casualties he suffered to face the tie against Liverpool, especially in a position like the Right side that required a double effort from the Uruguayan, who debuted in defense and had to infiltrate a foot in order to help Real Madrid sign their place in the semifinals.
The defense of circumstances of Real Madrid shone with his own light at Anfield. Formed by a single holder, Ferland mendy, but with a very high level in the center of the defense of the couple Nacho Fernandez and the brazilian Eder Militao, and the sacrifice of Fede Valverde in an unprecedented position.
It started with insecurities the Uruguayan in a demarcation in which he is not used to playing. With more lost than usual at the start of the ball, erratic at the start, trying to find his mark so as not to leave the lane, suffering the attacks in his area, indicated by Jürgen Klopp as one of the flanks from which to look for the comeback.
But Fede was intoned with the passing of the minutes, based on giving everything he had in a game in which he sacrificed himself for Real Madrid. Y He was successful in the 72 minutes he occupied the side before moving to the center midfield, its natural position.
However, the surprise regarding his level came after the game when it was known that played with the purple right foot for a strong blow suffered in the Classical that made him a doubt for the European appointment of Anfield. The Uruguayan had to infiltrate the damaged area and take risks in the match.
“I didn’t want to put anything on until the game was over and surely later you challenge me for publishing it, but I must do the same because it is your effort and nobody gave you anything“wrote his partner, the journalist Mina Bonino on social networks.”Day and day prodding you to be firm and today you fulfilled more than ever. You are our pride, “he added, showing the image of Valverde’s damaged foot.
Zidane sentenced Álvaro Odriozola, in perfect condition to play and a substitute without the starter on the right side, Dani Carvajal, nor the invention that was established as a substitute, Lucas Vázquez. He ended up entering the game in his last minutes to remove a thorn and contribute to the semifinals.