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09.05.2011 13:57

Valdés values league title highly

Roger Bogunyà

Víctor Valdés has told a press conference that the team is giving full value to the league title they could win this week, and that he doesn’t mind how it happens.

Valdés values league title highly

If Madrid fail to beat Getafe, Barça will already be champions on Tuesday. But even if Madrid do win, the Catalans will still be champions if they get just a point from their visit to Levante. Valdés said that “there is just one point left, it’s in our hands and that’s the most important thing. I don’t mind how we win it, but the sooner the better”. He added that “it will be a very important league title as it has been so competitive” and he feels net year’s campaign will be even more difficult.

On the subject of possible celebrations this week, the goalkeeper said “celebrations can’t be premeditated. We have to celebrate this in big style and if we can do that with our fans, so much the better”.

With the league title within in touching distance and the Champions League final on the horizon, Valdés believes “there is no room for excuses now. I think all the teams are feeling their strength wane a bit, but that’s the way the fixture list goes. But the team is physically solid and there are no excuses when it comes to fitness.” He feels it has been an intense year, especially on the back of the World Cup and such a short preseason.

2011-05-08_PARTIDO_12.JPGAs the season draws to an end, Valdés spoke about the players returning from treatment. “It’s very important. We have a lot of injuries this season, and the more we are the better. The best news is that Abidal has recovered.” He also spoke about the three-game suspension UEFA have given to Pinto. “He couldn’t be with us for the celebrations when we qualified at the Camp Nou and he’ll also miss the final. If the club appeals, I hope he can come with us to Wembley”, he said.

Valdés also said that individual accolades are the last thing on their minds right now. As it stands, the big awards will go to Ronaldo (top goalscorer) and Valdés (best goalkeeping record). “The Pichichi, the Zamora or any other individual honours are not our objectives. What goes down in history is what the team achieves.” Finally, he was asked to say which he felt has been his best save this season, and his answer was the one where he thwarted Callejón’s effort at Espanyol.

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