Valverde’s Message to Zidane after His Departure
Valverde’s message to Zidane came after the French coach left Real Madrid. The Uruguayan player praised his coach, who left at the end of last season.
Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde paid a huge tribute to his former coach, Zinedine Zidane, after he left for the second time.
In fact, Zidane’s decision to leave Los Blancos came after an empty season, which is the first in his coaching career.
Madrid lost the La Liga title to their neighbor arch-rival, Atletico Madrid, in the final round of the competition.
In addition, Chelsea eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League in the semi-finals.
Some press reports indicated that Zidane’s relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will stay friendly even after his departure.
In a related context, the future of the captain and defender of the team, Sergio Ramos, until this moment seems to be outside the team in the new season.
A major crisis occurred between Ramos and the club’s administration regarding the renewal. The player wanted to continue for two seasons, while the club wanted to renew the contract for one season.
Valverde’s message to Zidane
Fede Valverde talked to AS about the departure of his ex-coach Zidane from Real Madrid.
Fede said, “It’s sad, but it’s part of football. I hope the players, coaches, and the project stay for many years to come. In the end, you have to adapt and give your best to the team.”
The Uruguay international continued talking about Zidane, “He was always aware of our mood and of our familys’ conditions. I will thank him for the rest of my life for how my family treated me.”
He continued, “I also thank Zidane for the affection he gave me as a coach or as a father, and for how he helped me.”
Valverde concluded his speech, wishing success to his ex-coach in his next step, “We will continue to give everything for Madrid.”
In fact, Valverde played 33 matches with Real Madrid during the past season 2020/2021 in all competitions.
The midfielder contributed 3 goals and 4 assists.