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Federico Valverde acknowledges post-Qatar slump

Federico Valverde, a Real Madrid midfielder, said Uruguay’s poor World Cup performance affected him. The defeat in the World Cup affected Valverde’s performance. The team from Uruguay did not advance out of the group stage. He also failed to score a goal for Madrid in the last three months. These are the main reasons he stated.

Due to Madrid’s poor form, Los Blancos are falling behind in the race for the La Liga title. Besides, Valverde has not contributed with a goal or assist in the league since the World Cup. The midfielder struggles to regain his pre-World Cup form despite Carlo Ancelotti’s attempts to use him in various positions.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Valverde admitted that his recent play has been subpar. The World Cup affected me, Valverde admitted. “One goes into a goal with the innocence and hope of a child, standing in for millions of people hoping for the best and believing that their country will do well. It’s disappointing that you can’t complete the task. It’s frustrating that our efforts never seem to bear fruit.”

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Federico Valverde admitted that he was having a difficult time: “You need to be able to deal with the fact that good things don’t always happen in football. When I first got here, I was playing well, but that has since changed.” Valverde stated. 

Before participating in the World Cup, Federico Valverde was in the best form of his career. He had 12 goal contributions across all competitions, surpassing the total goals of 2021-22.

Real Madrid lost to Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana last month. The World Club Cup is another chance for Real Madrid to win a trophy.

Even though their opponent, Egyptian club Al Ahly, appears to be an easy opponent on paper. But Carlo Ancelotti’s team has played poorly as of late.

They have only won four of their last nine games across all competitions. Nonetheless, they come into this game after losing 1-0 to Real Mallorca in La Liga Santander.

Ancelotti also injured Ferland Mendy, Eden Hazard, Lucas Vazquez, Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois, and Eder Militao.

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