David Alaba insists he and other Real Madrid stars support Federico Valverde after the Uruguay midfielder punched Alex Baena of Villarreal in the face. The incident is said to have happened after Real Madrid’s 2-3 home defeat at the Bernabeu.
Before the clash between Real and Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals, Alaba was asked about the incident. Despite being brief, the Austrian international insists that Valverde is being backed by the club pending an investigation.
Specifically, the defender in 1992 expressed:
“Valverde gets everyone’s supporthe’s focused on tomorrow’s game but I can’t say anything else.”
The situation between Valverde and Baena is increasingly tense. Villarreal confirmed police will be involved and open the door for Spain’s Anti-Violence Commission to investigate.
In addition, Baena was also revealed to have received death threats, and expressed that she would let the police collect more documents about the incident.
Lu Feng | 22:02 11/04/2023