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Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde 'happy' beating Granada

Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde impressed again for the win over Granada at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

A tireless effort from the Uruguayan pleased Zinedine Zidane, and the midfielder says that he'll always give everything when he plays.

"Obviously I'm happy," he said afterwards. "For the win more than anything.

"It's a plus to contribute what I can and I always try my best.

"I'll always run until my legs burst.

"Today we played well and the coach gives me confidence and I feel calm and happy."

Real Madrid have been heavily criticised this year and haven't always impressed, but Valverde doesn't understand those who have been critical.

"I don't understand the criticism," he said. "We lost in Paris, but we're leaders in the league.

"We still have games left in the Champions League and we'll get better."

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