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Valverde named Man of the Match in the final


NEWS | 12/01/2020

"I'm thrilled to have won the trophy, I try and train and fight to make sure things go right”, said the midfielder.
Valverde was named Man of the Match in the Spanish Super Cup final. The Uruguayan midfielder, who played 115 minutes of the clash with Atlético, was presented with the award chosen by a committee of sports coaches from the Spanish Football Federation, out on the pitch at the King Abdullah Stadium in Jeddah.

Later, he appeared in the media room to assess the game: “I'm so happy. I try and train hard and fight to make sure things go right. Thank you for this award. I have to stress every effort made by every member of this team, and those who weren't playing but were cheering us on or giving us advice in the break. I'm enjoying every moment of my life, both professionally with the titles, and personally too, so I'd like to take the chance to announce I'm going to be a father”.

His sending off
"It was something that I should not have done. I apologised to Morata, but it was the only thing I could do because he's a very fast player. I'm happy to win the title but I'm still stuck with what I did because it's not right".

Support from his teammates
"My teammates got behind me, but it was a sad moment for me. I was leaving the team a man down, but my teammates were there to support me. Simeone also came up to me and said something that I won't repeat and I want to thank him for it".