Laporta backs Valdes’ Spain claims
Barcelona president Joan Laporta believes in-form goalkeeper Victor
Valdes deserves to be part of Spain’s World Cup squad this summer.
The 28-year-old Valdes has yet to win an international cap at
senior level but he is making a strong case to be part of Vicente
Del Bosque’s party to South Africa with some fine performances this
Wednesday night’s 3-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna saw Valdes
keep his 18th clean sheet in 32 league games, and with just 19
goals conceded all campaign he looks on course to win his third
Zamora trophy as the leading goalkeeper in La Liga, having also won
it in 2005 and last season.
Iker Casillas and Jose Reina are confirmed first and
second-choice goalkeepers for Spain, but Laporta feels Valdes
should also be on the plane to South Africa.
“He’s the best goalkeeper in the league. There’s no doubt
that he deserves it. I would like to see him at the World Cup in
South Africa. Everybody can see it and he deserves this reward,”
said Laporta to Canal+.