Ernesto Valverde, during a press conference


Valverde: "Messi is 32 years old, but he won't retire tomorrow"

Published:6/12/2019 - 18:23h

Updated:6/12/2019 - 20:17h

Ernesto Valverde appeared before the media at the press conference prior to the game against Mallorca, which will be played this Saturday at the Camp Nou

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This Saturday to the 21:00 hours (peninsular schedule Spanish), the FC Barcelona will receive to the Mallorca in the Camp Nou in the corresponding party to the sixteenth day of LaLiga Santander. This Friday in the afternoon, Ernesto Valverde offered the already usual previous press conference before the last session of training that the culés will have before confronting to the Balearic.

Of course, Leo Messi was one of the subjects of talk with the technician extremeño, so much by his sixth Balloon of Gold as by the rumours on his withdrawal. "One is conscious of the privilege that has, but sometimes the day in day out does not leave you enjoy it of the everything. Over time you enjoy it more. I am conscious, have the luck to say that I have trained to Leo. The same that the greater speak of Gave Stefano, we will be able to say that we have been in the period of Messi", commented.

Besides, it wanted to calm to the barcelonismo with the future withdrawal of the Argentinian star. "It seems something natural, something normal. At the end it has 32 years and does not go to withdraw morning. It is something that does not have in the head but is here, when a player happens of the 30 always thinks . It is to give him too many turns to this. It is necessary to see it of a natural way. When they go happening the years will arrive a moment that will leave the football, but will not be now", ensured.

"See six Balloons of Gold here, impresses. It is of these images that at the end perduran"

The Txingurri also spoke on Ivan Rakitic, that seems to have recovered his place in the medullary. "It is a player sure in many respects. Of the same way that there have been moments that has not participated, has trained to take advantage of his opportunity. It has surrendered to good level and are happy with this. Already we will see what occurs in next parties. It has gone out in difficult moments, and this is a guarantee", affirmed.

Also it pronounced about the chants against Antoine Griezmann in Wanda Metropolitan. "I am not judge neither have necessary knowledges to know what corresponds. The subject of the insults in the world of the football happen it sideways, have a wide way to measure them. We think that the people go to desahogarse is allowed, when you have to go to have a good time you it and be respectful. I do not know what goes to occur", said.

Besides, it confirmed that Nélson Semedo and Jordi Alba still do not are ready. "They have not begun to do at all with the group. We go to see if they can play sometime of these parties. We do not go to risk in this sense. We have won us the fact to be classified in the last day, but the party of morning is important to confirm what did", manifested.

The situation of the Barça in League

Valverde Also analysed the improvement of the team in the last parties: "When it goes out you a party with difficulty, that is not so brilliant, seems that the team is very bad. When you win to the Dortmund seems that it is well. We are in a moment important of the season. Already the past week was it with the Borussia and the party in Wanda. We do not want to leave to be strong. Have an obligation also with the game and want to face the week with the high morals after winning against the Athletic".

The technician extremeño analysed the situation of his rival, the Mallorca. "It is a recently risen. Out of house is having problems and home is solvent. It plays without complexes, tries always have a positive attitude in the field. It will come with the intention to plant us expensive and take out something positive", ensured.

Also it claimed that the results of the Barça keep him in the highest of LaLiga. "If we had played badly in Wanda, had not won. Sometimes you find you with the result in parties that are not brilliant. In LaLiga always wins the one who better plays. We are up in the classification and is possible that have split in which we have not played of round form. Our idea is to play the best possible, because this guarantees you achieve the three points", concluded.

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