Real Madrid imposed a 0-0 draw at Liverpool, to cross into the Champions League semi-finals, taking advantage of their 3-1 victory in the first leg.
Valverde was asked after the meeting about the bottle that smashed the glass of the Merengue bus. He smiled and answered: “No, no, this is nothing.”
To which an ESPN reporter joked, “You came from Penyarol, and it’s normal there.”
Valverde continued: “Yes, this is normal, but it gives you an additional incentive to go out on the field and kill and give everything you have.”
Valverde started the match at the right-back, and ended it in the middle of the field.
Valverde’s wife, Mina Bonino, published after the meeting a picture of his swollen ankle, with which he fought the match, after he received a strong blow against Barcelona in the El Clasico.
This was this afternoon. I did not want to put anything until the game was over and surely later you will challenge me for publishing it, but I must do it the same because it is your effort and nobody gave you anything. Day and day prodding you to be firm and today you fulfilled more than ever
You are our pride pic.twitter.com/PnZjOpx3jJ
– Mina Bonino (@Minabonino) April 14, 2021
Valverde appeared to limp while leaving Anfield Road after Liverpool were eliminated from the Champions League.