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.
Victor Valdes has also said that Barcelona will not be focused on the distance between them and Real Madrid at the top of the table, as the leaders have a great lead at the moment. Hence, they will be focusing their attention on winning the matches at hand and hoping that Real Madrid will falter at some stage of the season. The latest online betting makes Real Madrid firm favourites to walk away with their first league title in years.
Valdes also said that Barcelona have been in this mentality because they are professionals. Meanwhile, the football world has been wishing Eric Abidal a speedy recovery in his attempts to overcome a liver transplant surgery. Barcelona players have been carrying messages wishing Eric Abidal a speedy recovery in their T-shirts.
"We have to keep on doing out part, we have to win all of our matches and hope that the distance is reduced. They have a big advantage, our obligation is to go out and try to win all of our matches and wait for Real Madrid to falter.This victory is for Abidal. These are difficult times that we must overcome. However, with the strength and confidence that Abidal has, I’m sure that he’ll come out of this one" Valdes told the official Barcelona website after the match against Sevilla in the Spanish league.