The 19-year old, who only recently made his national debut for Uruguay, attended a campus organised by the University of A Coruna in collaboration with Deportivo, and made the comment during a question and answer session with children aged between 4-12.
As quoted by Marca, he then went on to say: “Thank God I have had the opportunity to share with very beautiful and dreamed moments with great players.”
Talking about his journey as a footballer until now, Valverde said: “My career is short and I have played in a few clubs.”
“I made my debut for Penarol when I was 16 years old and it was an unforgettable moment, that marked me for a lifetime.
“At 18 I traveled to Spain to join Madrid and now I am here [at Depor].”
Deportivo are currently in 19th position in La Liga and are in danger of relegation with just nine matches left to play.
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