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Valverde: “We know what it means to wear Real Madrid’s jersey in El Clasico”

The midfielder talked to Real Madrid TV ahead of the crucial match against Barcelona.

Real Madrid Training Session Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde talked to the team’s official TV channel ahead of Sunday’s crucial El Clasico against Barcelona. Valverde knows the world will be watching and how big this game is.

“We’re doing well. We’re motivated and well up for the game. We know how important this game is and what it means to wear this shirt in these types of matches. We’re up for it and looking forward to the occasion,” said the midfielder.

Valverde was asked about what Madrid needs in order to get the three points at the Camp Nou.

“We have to be united, I think that’s crucial. Whoever plays, whether it’s from the start or later on, has to be ready for the demands of the coaching staff. That’s crucial for everyone. Everyone has to chip in with their part. I think it’s going to be a great season for us if we can do that,” he added.

The Uruguayan midfielder scored a great goal for Madrid in last season’s El Clasico, which ended in a 1-3 win for Los Blancos.

“The first thing I remember is my goal. And of course the victory. It’s also nice when you score and win the game – it’s like a double dose of happiness. Scoring in these types of games is one of the greatest things in football. I remember when the game ended I felt really bad because I’d become dizzy during the match. I hadn’t looked at my phone and when I got home I had thousands of messages from members of my family and friends, and that’s really special. Teammates who congratulated me on my goal and the win. It was a really special day and it was amazing,” he concluded.