Valverde: "Dembélé Is smart to play against Chelsea"

Published:19/02/2018 - 11:35h

Updated:20/02/2018 - 22:17h

The trainer of the FC Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde, appeared this Monday in previous press conference to the gone of eighth of final of the Champions League 2017-18, that will contest the group culé this Tuesday in front of Chelsea in Stamford Bridge

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The trainer of the FC Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde, appeared this Monday in previous press conference to the gone of eighth of final in front of Chelsea, and did not want to desvelar at all about the alignment title that it will take out in front of the 'blues' in Stamford Bridge, a terrain of game where the Barça lived pure history does roughly 10 years with the 'Iniestazo' in the injury time.

"They have a form to play very marked and seeing how play in the Premier conditions them and have to value. They also will take into account the ours", valued in first instance Valverde on the group londinense.

One of the things that will have to improve the FC Barcelona is the puntería out of house in Champions League. "The statistics show the complicated that it is to mark and win out of house. We want to change the dynamics to do few goals in Champions knowing that in front we have to a very physical rival and that handles very well in the against".

"It is truth that Messi has not had luck against Chelsea in the past"

The FC Barcelona confronts to the valid champion of the Premier League. "The teams of the Premier are in a big moment of form in Europe. Teams like the English, with a so powerful League, were up. What does the City or the Liverpool is interesting, but it is necessary to think that we confront us to the champion of the Premier. We did not think that they went to remain second of group", explained the 'Txingurri'.

Messi has not had too much luck in his clashes against Chelsea. "What have is an eliminatory important for all those that are in the Barça. We want to follow and it is truth that Messi has not had luck with Chelsea in the past", although this does not want to say that it do not go to have it in the present eliminatory of Champions League 2017-18.

Paulinho Could be headline, like sucedió in Ipurúa the weekend. "Each player can give all what have seen. We do not know if it plays or no", it hid Valverde, without hinting. Chelsea, by his part, has big players. "Any moment is bad to measure to them. The start of the year was not well, but improved these weeks. They played of special way and have players determinants like Hazard, Morata, Pedro…".

The Barça does not have to leave carry by the pressure

The feelings will be important in Stamford Bridge. "The parties come very followed and have time for few things. The intention is to go in in a party to try put you by in front or surpass it eliminatory. The year happened already saw in front of the PSG or Juventus. Chelsea has potential to do a lot of damage to a rival desprevenido and the experience costs of something", recognised the technician culé.

"It is prepared to play", remarked besides Valverde when they asked after him Dembélé, and valued to Antonio Conte like one of the best trainers of the planet. "It is one of the best technicians of the world and has showed it in the Premier, in the Juventus, in the Italian selection. It works very well to the teams and for my will be an important challenge".

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