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Valverde warns: "Naples has already shown us that it knows how to play well"

Published:16/12/2019 - 15:42h

Updated:16/12/2019 - 15:42h

Ernesto Valverde made a first assessment of the Champions League draw, which matched FC Barcelona with Naples in the round of 16

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The draw of eighth of final of the Champions League made this Monday determined that the FC Barcelona will have to measure his strengths against the Naples in eighth of final. Ernesto Valverde, technician of the first Barcelona team, made his first assessments on the pairing in a brief interview with the official means of the club culé.

The 'Txingurri' began remembering that the party will play in February, by what the situation of the Naples, complicated in these moments, can change. "It is a hard rival, as we expected, with which already have played in pre-season, although it will not have at all that see. The problem of these draws is that now you do an assessment of how are and the same does not have to see with how are inside two months", commented.

"The Naples is a hard rival, that is doing a big Champions"

The Italian team destituyó recently to Carlo Ancelotti to bet by Gennaro Gattuso, after the riot of the staff napolitana with a consistent sportive crisis. "Now they have changed of trainer. In League have not begun very well, but have done a big Champions. I think that it is a rival complicated, that has a big environment in his stadium", remembered the technician culé.

Valverde Remembered that the Naples already showed his quality in the two parties of pre-season contested the past summer, with good individualities and a game worked. "Have important players there like Alley, Mertens, Insigne. In USA showed that have quality in the centre and that play well. Already we will see how we are all when it arrive the eliminatory", affirmed.

Besides, the Barcelona trainer showed thrilled for being able to play in a stadium like Saint Paolo. "It will be strong, with a big stadium, of these that the people is very on. We are accustomed to play in environments like this. Also it will be beautiful to live all what generates around the Napoli in his city, that is very well", sentenced.

Valverde, in front of a new challenge

From his arrival to the FC Barcelona​, Ernesto Valverde has won two Leagues, a Glass of Rey and a Supercopa of Spain, but the Champions League is his big pending subject. After doing the duties in the phase of groups, the Barcelona picture has to avoid disconnections and errors of the past like the ones of Rome or Liverpool to face the challenge to raise the 'orejona' again.

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