The manager of Barcelona, Gerardo Martino, has lauded the goalkeeper of his team Victor Valdes for his performance in the recently played La Liga game against Rayo Vallecano.
Valdes made some great saves in that game and helped Barca secure a 4-0 win which took them to the top position in the points table.
Apart from Valdes, the other guy who stood out for Barca in that match was Pedro Rodriguez. He found the net thrice in the game. The 4th goal was scored by Cesc Fabregas.
Talking to the reporters at the end of the game, Martino said, “Victor is in the form of his life at the moment. He is one of the best shot stoppers in this country and he is great to watch.”
“He played a massive part today. The score line would have been much closer without his contribution.”
Valdes himself was also quite satisfied with the fact that he made a significant contribution in his team’s win.
The 31 years old goalie said, “It feels nice when you play well and the team wins. This season has been going pretty well for me and for the team as well. We have been consistent till now, but, these are early days. We need to keep winning matches.”
When asked about his future, Valdes once again made clear that he would be making a move at the end of the ongoing season.
The Spaniard said, “I don’t have any problem here, but, I will be leaving next summer. I don’t want to say anything more about this.”
Valdes has not played for any club other than Barcelona so far in his career. He has been playing for the first team of Barcelona since the last 11 years.