Who am I to talk about Víctor Valdés? The truth is that 7 weeks gave me a lot. Without a doubt one of the most enriching experiences of my sports career. And the great things that happen to you are not measured by time, but by the quality of it.
To find a winner on this road, a goalkeeper who had achieved everything in football and who answered like that, honestly, was out of my imagination.
In life there is nothing free and his career was so dilated by that winning mentality that he showed at every moment, every training and every moment of his life. A winner.
I can only thank him for what helped me since my arrival in Middlesbrough in the First League, without him, everything would have been much more complex than it was.
You showed that you were to continue competing at the highest level and no one was left in doubt. In my modest opinion, ample.
I will never forget our training on the day off, just a day before leaving, without knowing that this would happen … Putting a qualifier would reduce the dimension of what was and will be for me that moment. A full conversation with someone who surprises you with every word … ineffable and always for my memory.
I managed to meet Víctor !!!