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Real Madrid: "Zidane speaks to you like a friend" - Fede Valverde

The Real Madrid midfielder discussed Zidane and other midfielders he admires during a live broadcast on the Uruguayan Football Association's (AUF) Instagram page.

Valverde tiene una gran admiración por Zidane, al que alaba el trato personal.
JAVIER GANDUL DIARIO AS

Real Madrid's Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde discussed working under Zinedine Zidane and other midfielders he admires during a live broadcast on the Uruguayan Football Association's (AUF) Instagram page.

Zidane at Real Madrid

"Zidane speaks to you like a friend," Valverde said. "You have to take in every word he says because he's a legend of world football," he added, before recalling Zidane's performances at the 2006 World Cup, when France lost the final to Italy on penalties, as a wide-eyed eight-year-old.  

Other midfielders at Madrid and in LaLiga

Moreover, the Madrid midfielder discussed some of his team-mates at the event attended by 4,000 people: "His calmness is amazing," he said about fellow midfielder Toni Kroos. He also went on to discuss other players in his position in LaLiga, and highlighted other midfielders who stood out above the rest, including Getafe's Mauro Arambarri, Dani Parejo at Valencia and the Norwegian youngster Martin Odegaard, currently on loan at Real Sociedad.

A a final note, Valverde discussed the current situation with coronavirus: "You have to try to avoid going out and take care, that's what the government advises and it's best for everyone so we can put an end to this and be able to go out at some point and enjoy everything again," he said.