VCF - Cel


Valencia CF vs Celtic

Feb, 21 / 18:55 Matchday 8

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
January, 30 2018

Hildebrand: “That day at Camp Nou was my best for Valencia CF”

Without doubt, Timo Hildebrand had a key role in the Valencia CF team that won the Cup in 2008, with his best performances as a VCF player

They could only beat him in added time, in a game in which he had stopped practically everything. Timo Hildebrand was one of the heroes in the Copa del Rey semi-final against FC Barcelona which was followed by Valencia CF lifting the trophy in 2008. From Stuttgart in Germany, he spoke to VCFradio, where he recalled that incredible knockout tie.

What are your memories of that tie?

"It was an incredible semi-final, we worked hard to get to the final and although we had some luck, it was a great knockout tie. That night I stopped almost everything, FC Barcelona always have a lot of chances, but at Camp Nou we got a good result for the return leg."

You made 18 saves in that game, a record-breaking figure.

"I know (laughs)! I had to stop everything, but in added time they scored to make it 1-1."

Was it your best night as a Valencia player?

"Yes, and the truth is it made me really happy to be able to help the team."

Then at Mestalla you won 3-2, another unforgettable moment.

"It was a very open game, really emotional at Mestalla, with a lot of noise. Another incredible game."

How do you see this Valencia CF? Could they repeat that feat?

"Why can’t they repeat it? They are playing well and they have a good team, they are third in LaLiga, now they have two games ahead of them and it starts 0-0. Why can’t they get to a final 10 years later?

"The team can do it if they work together on the pitch, as a team. I wish them all the best, I’m really excited about them winning the Cup again, FC Barcelona is the best team in Spain and it will be very difficult, but why can’t they repeat what we did 10 years ago?"