The Spanish and French players would be delighted if France defender
Eric Abidal, who is recovering from a liver transplant, came to
Saturday's Uefa Euro 2012™ quarterfinal in Donetsk, Spain reserve
goalkeeper Victor Valdes said on Wednesday.Valdes, a teammate of Abidal's at Barcelona, said the operation to
remove a tumour from his liver and his subsequent transplant had been a
"very tough time" and he hoped the 32-year-old would be able to make a
return to action before long."He is continuing with his recuperation but I hope he can come to the
match," Valdes told a news conference at Spain's training base in
Gniewino, northern Poland."With everything that happened it has been a very tough time and it
would be a great joy for both teams to see him in the stands," he added.
"I just want to send him and his family and friends words of support
and the most important thing is that he gets well so that he can return
to playing with us once more as soon as possible."He brings very positive things to a team as a person and a footballer and it's a shame he is not able to play this match."