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The Spanish Borja Valero, midfielder of Inter de Milan, reviewed his career in the quarry of the Real Madrid and assured that he grew up inspired by José María Gutiérrez ‘Guti’, a player who, he stressed, had “impressive technique”.
“I have loved soccer since I was little. When I was a child I grew up inspired by ‘Guti’, who like me went through the entire Real Madrid youth squad. For me it had impressive quality,” said Borja Valero in statements published by the A series.
Borja Valero, 35, entered the Real Madrid youth academy at the age of eleven and, after passing through various youth categories, he debuted in October 2006 in a match of Copa del Rey against him Ecija.
‘Guti’ and the Bernabéu
The Madrid midfielder considers ex-number 14 of Real Madrid “unique” and acknowledged in an interview a few years ago with Efe who got angry “with a lot of people in the Santiago Bernabeu because they were beating Guti. “
“He is unique, I was angry with many people in the Bernabéu for defending Guti. Either you love him or you hate him. There was also part of the Bernabéu who did love him because he was the only one who saw certain spaces and passes that no one else found,” he explained. .
In the statements published by Serie A, Borja Valero, who has played for Inter since 2018, also named the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal as an example to follow.
“It is important to understand how good sport can give us, to have a sports mentality and apply it to all contexts of life. I like to play tennis when I can, for us Spaniards, Rafael Nadal he is an example as a player and as a person, he is incredible, “he said.
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