Federico Valverde spoke about his first days at Real Madrid.
He admitted that when he arrived in Spain he was young and stupid, and felt like the main football star. But life quickly put him in his place.
Federico remembered his first day in Castilla, how he finally understood where he was and how small he was then. But he managed to draw the right conclusions and now he has become what he is.
“I can tell you the exact moment when I realized that I was an idiot. Look, you need to understand something. Just imagine yourself in my shoes for a second. You are 17 years old. Two years ago you were sleeping on a mattress on the floor, and now you are signing a contract with Real Madrid How can you not lose your head here?
When I arrived at Real Madrid, I thought that I was Messi and Ronaldo rolled into one. Seriously! But I quickly came to my senses. My first training session at Castilla, I enter the dressing room with my head in the clouds. I was very confident. I don’t even remember anything about the training, everything is in a fog.
But I remember that everyone was getting dressed, and I was looking around and absorbing it all… and suddenly I began to notice what everyone was wearing.
Gucci belts. Brand new Nike, no scuffs. Louis Vuitton Wallets and Bags. Remember, these are not even legends, not Benzema, not Modric, not Marcelo, but children!
And here I sit there in my dirty uniform and don’t even take off my boots. Everyone takes a shower and I see Gucci underwear. Damn Gucci panties, bro! When did they come up with them? How much does it actually cost?
And I think: if only there weren’t holes in mine today. I pray to God that my mother will check the laundry. I remember saying to myself that evening: “Man, who do you think you are? This is Real Madrid. Do you think you are Cristiano? You’re no fucking Cristiano!” Valverde wrote for The Player’s Tribune.
Earlier, we recall, Carlo Ancelotti left the RFEF meeting with the coaches early.
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