“Real Madrid will win the UEFA Champions League (UCL) as much as my back number.”
There is a midfielder in Real Madrid who is so confident. The main character is Federico Valverde. His back number is ’15’.
Real Madrid recorded a 1-1 draw against Manchester City in the first leg of the UCL semifinals in the 2022-23 season at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on the 10th. Vinicius’ goal took the lead, but Kevin de Bruyne equalized.
Draw at home. In fact, it is a situation that has given the initiative to man city. But Valverde isn’t too concerned. This is because he believes in the potential of Real Madrid, the absolute powerhouse of UCL. The second leg will be played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 18th.
Valverde’s back number speaks. If Real Madrid win this season, it will be their 15th title in their career. Real Madrid have won the Champions League 14 times (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022).
They are the only team to have won more than 10 championships. The second place is AC Milan’s 7th inning. If you win 15 times, you will be more than twice as far from second place. It can be said that it is the absolute powerhouse of UCL.
Valverde had an interview with ‘As’ of Spain on the 12th (Korean time). He explained the specialness of UCL, saying, “UCL is always special. It is different from other competitions. It is a competition that all players dream of winning. There is nothing more beautiful than winning this competition.”
Even in the home draw in the first leg, Valverde is not worried. He believes in Real Madrid’s UCL DNA. Valverde said: “At Real Madrid they always teach you to do it until the end. We still have 90 minutes.”
Valverde is looking to win his 15th title with Real Madrid. He said, “To win the UCL again is special. To win the UCL with Real Madrid is important and special. Real Madrid’s number of UCL titles will equal my hundred.” 스포츠토토
Valverde also explained why he chose number 15. He said: “The number 15 is not a special number. It was one of the numbers that no one used when I first arrived at Real Madrid. I don’t even like a specific number. So I got the number 15 and I’m enjoying it so far. I respect Real Madrid and I think of it as my responsibility.”