F.The last match of ede Valverde in the Copa América was on July 4 as Uruguay fell against Colombia, however, he was back in Real Madrid training on July 27, making him one of the players who has had the shortest vacation this summer.
In comparison, his international teammate Luis Suarez placeholder image will report for Atletico Madrid training for the first time on Monday, having also played on July 4.
Valverde He wanted to get back to work as he is desperate to put the hardships of last season behind him, with the 2020/21 season interrupted by injuries and COVID-19. He knows he has a long way to go to be an inescapable member of Carlo Ancelottiof the squad, but is hopeful of taking a step forward next season.
With doubts still hanging Martin Odegaard, Valverde is fully focused on earning a spot in the XI and unsettling the tried and trusted three-of-a-kind midfield. Luka modric, Toni Kroos other Casemiro.
Valverde he missed up to 19 games last season. Five of them occurred due to a positive coronavirus test in the final stretch of the campaign, but the biggest problem came from an injury in January and February, as well as another problem in November.
It remains to be seen what plans Ancelotti has for Valverde. The Italian wants to play with intensity and energy, which would suggest that the Uruguayan would be a good fit.