09/28/2021 at 6:30 AM CEST
Grimaldo reviews in SPORT his career, his goals and his aspiration to play for the senior team.
Are you in the best moment of your career?
I could say yes, during all these years I have gained experience and confidence from the club. With the new coach I have improved those defensive aspects that I needed and I think that yes, I am in the best moment of my career both in terms of age, physicality and mentality.
What does Portugal give to the young people that many of you decide to go there?
It is a League that is growing a lot, very strong. There are evolved teams and it serves to give an important leap to many players.
Another challenge is the selection, is it a dream?
When they asked me when I was little, my dream was to play in the absolute. It is clear that it is one of my dreams. I will continue to work hard to have that opportunity.
There is a lot of competition.
It is very important that there is competition, the Spanish team is the best in the world, where the best players are. It is important that there is competition because the level increases. It motivates me because I want to get there and I want to be. The opportunity has not yet been given but I will work for it.
Luis Enrique bets on young people
I think the change of cycle that Luis Enrique has proposed is important. It is key that young people enter because they are showing that they have a level. You have to be patient but the game and the work of the coach is very good. They are on the right path”.
Is the Champions League a stage to vindicate yourself and achieve the call of the absolute?
Definitely. There are the best players in the world. It is a showcase to show that you can be in the national team and show that you have a level.