COMPETITION FOR GOALIE SPOT

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that he does not believe for one moment that he is the first choice goalkeeper at the club. Victor Valdes is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in the world and he has represented the best team in the world right now – Barcelona – for more than 300 games.

This undisputed record will lead to many into believing that Victor Valdes is the undisputed number one at the club. However, the Spanish international has said that he does not see it that way because there is a lot of competition for his place at the club.

Jose Manuel Pinto is regarded as the main competition for Victor Valdes at the camp Nou, although he has been able to get very little first-team action due to the presence of the latter. Victor Valdes himself has not been hugely successful at the international level because he has not been able to dislodge Iker Casillas from goal. He has said that he has never regarded himself as a first choice goalkeeper for the Spanish national team, which is similar to his position at the club team as well. However, many would not dispute with the quality of the 30-year-old.

"This is my 11th season and I have always said the same thing. I have never felt that I’m the number one choice and I never will do. I have seen everything and until the very last day I come to the Ciutat Esportiva, I won’t feel assured of my place," said Victor Valdes in a recent interview. The 30-year-old goalkeeper conceded two goals in the second half against the French club PSG, which allowed them to draw the match 2-2. He will be hoping to put behind this disappointment and reclaim the title from Real Madrid in the league.