June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

Champions League: Real Madrid Must Avenge Defeat To Chelsea Last Season, Valverde Boasts

Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde says facing Chelsea this week is about “revenge”.


Real meet Chelsea in the first-leg of their Champions League quarterfinal this week – having been eliminated by the Blues last season in the semis.


“For us it is a revenge,” said Valverde. “We have players, desire and motivation to achieve the objective.”


On senior teammates Thibaut Courtois and Karim Benzema, he was effusive.


“They are very important. It would be better if Thibaut worked as little as possible, but it is a luxury to have him because he is a star as a player and as a person.


“Karim has already shown class and courage that he has in many games. He is always there to show his face and face any adversity.”


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