PRESS CONFERENCE OF VALVERDE

Valverde: "We are sad for Dembélé, we want to help him..."

Published:28/11/2019 - 04:09h

Updated:28/11/2019 - 04:09h

The trainer of the FC Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde, appeared in press conference after the Barça-Dortmund and valued the distinct questions about the match and some of his players

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In statements conceded to the just media after the Barça-Dortmund, Ernesto Valverde spoke on diverse subjects related with the party and with some of his players. It gladdened by the note course to the eighth of Champions League, and remained without words to the hour to define the descomunal performance of Leo Messi, author of a goal and two assistances for his mates.

In the first place, it celebrated the attitude of his players in front of a Dortmund that suffered of the beautiful in the Camp Nou. "We have tightened them well. We knew that they went to try go out playing. They wanted to tighten us high and his pressure was good. We wanted to be together, compact, knowing that they could play us by long. The high pressure with all this field that have behind, risks a lot. All the party can not keep this. We have been well and solidarios. We have done them long possessions so that they accused the effort", signalled the 'Txingurri'.

"I do not know if it is something that escapes . If it does not play Arthur, is because it plays another"

It showed convinced that the connection between Messi, Griezmann and Luis Suárez will go still to more in the next parties. "It speaks a lot of the connection, especially when one mark. The players that are good always understand . For example Luis and Leo understand to perfection because they carry long together, over time will understand more. It is necessary to find the timing suitable for this. Over time it will go much better. On Messi what go to say, has been incredible", undid in praises the extremeño.

Also it praised to Frenkie of Jong and the work that exerts in the centre of the field. "Has capacity to break lines with his drivings. It is very strong, because has possibility to tighten up and has return", explained, regretting the new injury of Dembélé. "I do not know if it has been a relapse. Have the feeling that has been a played rare, because it has been in a jump. We are sad by him, because we are classified but the bad news has been his injury".

Desconoce Which is the exact scope of the injury of Dembélé, although it ensures that the French was not 'touched'. "I am not medical, do not have capacity to know how are the fibres of Dembélé. The problems will be by something and will have to value it the specialists. When I do the eleven never think that there is a player that can lesionar. Ousmane Played the other day and did not think that there was problem. I do not pose me begin a party and think that it goes to lesionar".

"Before the parties always ask me what goes to happen with Umtiti... It is a big player"

The Barcelona already is in eighth of final of the Champions League, thing that subtracts pressure to the 'Txingurri'. "We are in the most difficult group of the competition and a year more are classified to fault of a day. We have suffered a lot. For us it means a lot. Except the last minutes, the team has done a big party", analysed the trainer culé.

And it valued positively the contribution of Samuel Umtiti, on the one who always there are rumours of a possible exit. "Before the parties always ask me what goes to happen with him. It has played as it is, a big player that has a very high level. It was a difficult party and are very happy with him".

On Antoine Griezmann, the French will arrive with more confidence to contest the party against the Athletic of Madrid in Wanda Metropolitan. "I do not know what had happened if it did not have lesionado Ousmane Dembélé. Always it is good moment for any player the face a difficult challenge and complicated as it is to visit Wanda Metropolitan".

Arthur Melo, case separate in the FC Barcelona

Finally, it was asked after the situation that crosses Arthur Melo, the one who is not playing with regularity in the last parties by technical decision. "I do not know if it is something that escapes . If it does not play, it is because it plays another", said Valverde, dodging the issue. There is cat shut with the Brazilian? What is clear, for the moment, is that it will have to leave the skin to go in in the alignments. The competition is maximum.

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