Barcelona No1 Valdes: I hated being keeper growing up

Victor Valdes admits he hated being a goalkeeper growing up. The Barcelona keeper is currently recovering from a serious knee injury.
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Victor Valdes admits he hated being a goalkeeper growing up.

The Barcelona keeper is currently recovering from a serious knee injury.

"I saw that when a teammate used to score, everyone went and celebrated with him, but if I let one in, everyone would criticise me. I wasn't happy. For 12 years I didn't like what I did - I hated it," he said.

"I was the typical kid that people could see wasn't happy from a mile off. I never laughed or had fun playing football."

 
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