4 August 2012 09:57
Victor Valdes says he does not feel like the undisputed first choice for the goalkeeper’s shirt at Barcelona.
Valdes, 30, has made over 300 Liga appearances for Barca since making his official first-team debut in the 2002/03 campaign, but has claimed he does not feel guaranteed of having a starting berth.
“This is my 11th season and I have always said the same thing. I have never felt that I’m the number-one choice and I never will do,” Valdes was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.
“I have seen everything and until the very last day I come to the Ciutat Esportiva, I won’t feel assured of my place.”
The shot-stopper went on to discuss Barcelona’s objectives for the new season, and stressed they want to win both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.
“Success depends on having the same attitude as ever,” he said.
“To a large extent it depends on the team but there are other factors that don’t depend on us so much.
“We’ll be going for La Liga and the Champions League this season.”
Barcelona begin the league season with a home match against Real Sociedad on August 19.