VALDES HAILS LIONEL MESSI

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that superstar Lionel Messi is capable of defining a new era in world football.

Lionel Messi is widely regarded to be the best player in the world right now, while many are also of the opinion that he is comparable with the likes of Diego Maradona and Pele.

VALDES DEDICATES WIN TO ABIDAL

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that he is dedicating his team's victory over Sevilla in the recent Spanish league encounter to fellow teammate Eric Abidal.

Eric Abidal has been diagnosed with a major problem in his liver, which may subject him to a liver transplant. This shocking news comes after just a year when Eric Abidal underwent heart surgery in order to correct a problem. Barcelona won the match against Sevilla 2-0 to keep the pressure on the leaders Real Madrid, but Victor Valdes was more focused on ensuring that Eric Abidal came back fit and ready.

VALDES IMPRESSED WITH YOUTH TEAM

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that Barcelona easily have the best youth system in the world right now.

Barcelona have produced a number of world-class players over the years. One of the most recent one who springs to the mind is Lionel Messi, who joined the club in at the age of 14.

VALDES STILL BELIEVES

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that there is every chance that Barcelona could still win the league.

Barcelona has dropped behind from Real Madrid at an alarming pace in recent weeks. After the loss to Osasuna, Real Madrid managed to extend their lead at the top of the table to 10 points, thus casting a real doubt on the ability of Barcelona to win the title for the fourth consecutive season.

However, their goalkeeper Victor Valdes is of the opinion that Barcelona are still good enough to win the league, but will have to rely on the results elsewhere.

VALDES BACKS BARCA

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has become one of the best rated goalkeepers in recent times. Even though he was accused of the occasional faults a few years ago, Victor Valdes has become a truly exceptional goalkeeper in the last few years.

He has been responsible for Barcelona winning a number of trophies in the last few years including the Club World Cup, and he is now hoping to lead them to glory, and the title of being the best club in the world again, after winning the title two years back.

VALDES HAILS BARCELONA

FC Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes does not want his team-mates to rest on their laurels and wants to keep winning, stressing that the Catalan giants are still as hungry and driven by the urge to succeed as they were before, maybe even more!

According to Valdes, the search for more and more silverwear is what keeps that club going, it is what drives each and every player in the team and in Pep Guardiola, they have a manager who is the ideal person to motivate a side that has won everything there is to win in club football over the last three years, but still keep wanting more.

VALDES WANTS MORE TROPHIES

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that he is keen to see Barcelona lifting more trophies in the future. Since 2008, Barcelona have been extremely successful in the domestic and European competitions.

Not only have they dominated the domestically by winning a hat-trick of League titles, but they have also dominated the European front with two Champions League titles in just three seasons.

Guardiola has totally transformed the strength at Barcelona, while retaining the same philosophy of the club that has been in place since Cruyff. Victor Valdes was initially regarded as a goalkeeper not capable of being on the same level as Casillas, but he has proven his doubters wrong by becoming one of the greatest goalkeepers in recent seasons.

VALDES ADMITS IT WILL BE DIFFICULT

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been the first to admit that Real Madrid now have a sizeable advantage in the title race. After the 1-0 loss against Getafe, Barcelona face an uphill task to catch Real Madrid, who are six points better off the Catalan giants.

Even though the season is only nearing its halfway stage, it is still a sizeable advantage according to Victor Valdes. He has admitted that Real Madrid now hold the advantage in the title race. Barcelona failed to find their way past Getafe in a very tight match, but they were in for a shock late on in the match when Juan Valera scored with a header to give Getafe all three points.

VALDES PRAISES GUARDIOLA

Barcelona's Victor Valdes has become the latest person to praise Pep Guardiola. The Barcelona goalkeeper has said that Guardiola is responsible for making the team almost invincible!

In just over three years since Guardiola took over at Barcelona, the team has been totally transformed into one of the meanest machines, capable of going on a long winning runs. One of the very few persons to criticise Pep Guardiola has been former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, Victor Valdes has said that Guardiola is easily the best coach he has ever worked with.

BARCELONA READY FOR DIFFICULT SEASON

Victor Valdes has said that Barcelona will be ready for a difficult season ahead. The Spanish international stated that he is not concerned about what Real Madrid does in the transfer market this summer, and is focused only on his club.

"I do not want to talk about Real Madrid. I am only talking about Barcelona. We know that another tough and long season awaits us, but we will be up for it," Valdes was quoted as saying by El Periodico de Catalunya.

"People know my philosophy. For me, football is all about having the ball and winning games. My personal task is not to concede goals."

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