Fede Valverde impressed again for Real Madrid on Saturday as they beat Granada 4-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
A tireless effort from the Uruguayan pleased Zinedine Zidane, and the midfielder says that he’ll always give everything when he plays.
“Obviously I’m happy,” he said afterwards.
“For the win more than anything.
“It’s a plus to contribute what I can and I always try my best.
“I’ll always run until my legs burst.
“Today we played well and the coach gives me confidence and I feel calm and happy.”
Real Madrid have been heavily criticized this year and haven’t always impressed, but Valverde doesn’t understand those who have been critical.
“I don’t understand the criticism,” he said.
“We lost in Paris, but we’re leaders in the league.
“We still have games left in the Champions League and we’ll get better.”
Real Madrid pressed well against Granada and they reaped the rewards of that work on a couple of occasions.
“We work on pressing the rivals with the coach,” Valverde added.
“Today it worked out.
“It’s an important win because it leaves us as leaders on our own.”