Valdano began his Madrid legend in Vitoria

"After the goal of the World Cup final, the most important of my sports career was one that I did to Avilés in Mendizorroza," he tells AS.


Jorge Valdano arrived from Argentina and landed in Vitoria. It came from Las Parejas (Santa Fe). Here he married and began a football career in Spain that made him succeed in clubs such as Zaragoza and Real Madrid. "After the goal of the World Cup final, the most important of my sports career was one that I did to Avilés in Mendizorroza in the 92nd minute and that allowed us not to go down to Third," he says. Genius and figure

"Vitoria is a very livable city, very friendly. When I can approach to visit it, I am quite assiduous. For a young boy who came from Argentina, that landing was very comfortable. Then, stepwise, I was in Zaragoza and Madrid They are not only experiences to grow as a footballer but also as a person, "he added with affection to As.

The current Alavés likes that "it is a solid block, which sometimes even bets on the trivote in the center of the field. They are serious in defense, supportive and then have two players who are very inspired to face the goal: Lucas and Joselu In any case, it would be good if that facet was distributed a little more among more players ".

Baskonia and Alavés have always had "many Argentine and high level players". "There has also been historically an important transfer of soccer players who made the same trip as me - he insists - with the past of Alavés and Real Madrid. The other day I saw an interesting report in the AS and the truth is that the list is quite big ".

About Madrid, Valdano says that "he is at a great moment, in Tuesday's game against PSG he showed a game that had not been seen for a long time, was spectacular and played at the most appropriate pace." For today it foresees "" n great meeting and with a magnificent atmosphere ". That hairy footballer who arrived in Vitoria in 1975 and spent four years in the capital of Alava is one of the Alavés historical icons. And Real Madrid also

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