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72 stops for another league

Armidale : Australia | May 10, 2011 at 3:47 AM PDT
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Barcelona's goalkeeper Victor Valdes celebrates a goal by teammate Lionel Messi

In the field of the Levant, for obvious reasons, the clubplayed in the colors alternate, mint green, so if thereferee does not prevent, Valdés jump to pitch black.Maniac like all goalkeepers, prefers to play in green,but it goes well the black and poor, it becomes yellow,but he will not see the gray paint. The fact is that is in the field, ready to win its fifth league with Barcelona, thethird straight road for its third trophy Ricardo Zamoraand about to release new gloves. And although so far ithas not even stopped to think, expect in 20 days his third final of the Champions League since he plays forBarcelona.It does not seem distressed by anything that makes no reference to the league title, and is aware how difficult it was to win. "I do not care as we get it, but we fought so much for him we're going to celebrate big," she warns. He does not care too Liaño record that, as goalkeeper of Deportivo in 1994, conceded 18 goals in 38 games, an average of 0'47 goals per game, an absolute record in the league. For now, Valdés conceded 15 goals in 31 games, "Zamora the scorer and the awards are lower if compared with the League. It is a goal to pursue individual trophies," he said, getting into the sack with Messi, Cristiano Racing the top scorer title: "Leo, when you have goals it makes, and if it does not help pass or defend.'s a genius at all, we can not ask for more, we are very fortunate to have him on our side," said , while noting their defenses as protagonists of their appalling record. "The real recognition of Zamora is for defenders, because they suffer and are often not given the importance that they actually have on your computer. So this is a very nice, is a way to thank the work behind and therefore not only affect me. "

In fact, data show that the incidence of Valdes in the game the team has a lot to do with stopping, but also to play. Thus, accumulated 72 stops so far in the league - "the best anti Alley in Cornella-El Prat," he admits-that is, one every 39 minutes into the game, which lead him to be the keeper of the League which gets fewer shots of those who have played this year.Also, has 577 well-placed passes, one at 4'8-minute match. Interestingly, his teammate Villa, which totals 633 in cumulative first year with Barcelona, ​​drops a pass once every 4'3 minute match. Needless to say that many of the interventions have Valdés points, the same way his offensive contribution when you start the move has caused a huge performance.

Without going further into the second leg of the semifinal against Real Madrid: "That was just a demonstration of what the coach wants from us, we always try to implement what the coach wants of our philosophy. It was his work, we marked the departure of that band. That ended in goal I did not expect, was very nice and rewarding, "said the porter he failed a detail: the day before in training, the team worked the play.Valdes, who does not seem to have affected the change in goalkeeping coach of Unzué Busquets, acknowledged that the year "has not been an easy ride, has not been easy, has been hard," but admitted that the memory keeper " years more difficult than this on a personal level. " She knows it could have had better finish the season and knows it: "I am happy, very happy how things are going, if Barca win, you have options to revalidate titles is the best thing that can happen." That's why I do not care to win the league on Tuesday after a hypothetical trip from Madrid, adding that they are missing the point: "The league has to win, one point is up to us, but how is it to be won less. The important thing is to finish with this title. It is the most competitive in the world, and as has been the season, still has more merit, we give the best value in this title, "he admitted. But warns that the City of Valencia, will not speculate: "We're not out to draw, does not go with us, we only have one way to play and beat the rival, with the highest respect."In transit to again become champions and the best goalkeeper of the year, Valdes has only one spine: not having his hand in London Pinto, sanctioned by UEFA for incidents that occurred at rest in the tunnelchanging during the first leg of the semifinal: "I'll miss him is not fair." Victor already has another reason to keep stopping, keep going and keep winning.

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