Ernesto Valverde, during a press conference


The words of Valverde on Malcom and the absence of Messi

Published:7/11/2018 - 01:26h

Updated:7/11/2018 - 17:24h

Ernesto Valverde appeared in front of the media to do his assessments on the tie of the FC Barcelona in front of the Inter of Milan in Giuseppe Meazza. It spoke on the absence of Leo Messi and the performance of Malcom

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The FC Barcelona empató in Giuseppe Meazza in front of an Inter of Milan that attained to avoid that the Barcelona achieved the mathematical classification like first of group. Malcom advanced to the group culé in the final stretch of meeting, whereas Mauro Icardi put the tables in the marker when the victory resembled to touch.

After the party, Ernesto Valverde valued the tie remembering that the team already is classified for eighth of final and that did everything well, although it was missing tarpaulin in the final metres to mark a goal in the multiple occasions produced. Also it stood out the gift of the Inter of Milan to take out parties advance in the last minutes.

"We are happy with Malcom. It has had this tarpaulin that was being missing us"

In general lines, the Txingurri left satisfied of Italian earths: "we Have done a big party. Our first aim was to classify us, but especially was to do it winning and closing the to be first. We have done all the possible, but has been missing us tarpaulin. Afterwards, the virtue of the Inter is that it knows to handle very well in the last moments, that from here has taken out a lot of points. But well, we are happy because we have achieved to classify us to fault of two days".

Also it spoke on Malcom, a player that, in spite of being the most expensive signing of the FC Barcelona in the last summer, was not having too leadership and that took advantage of his opportunity in front of the Inter to be decisive: "we Are happy with him. It is a player that relates well with the shot. It has had a big tarpaulin and has had this tarpaulin that was being missing us".

Absence of Leo Messi

Ernesto Valverde also explained the fact that Leo Messi have remained out of the team in spite of having travelled to Milan with the rest of his mates: "we did not want to risk with Leo. In the training all have care, but knew that the party of today would be as it would be. In a party there is a problem, that are the falls, that are incontrolables".

The technician extremeño ensured that it treated of a decision consensuada with the Argentinian: "it Has been a simple decision. We wanted to that it came all the team and that he trained and saw feelings. But we go, we do not go us to deceive. It is not the same to train that a party of the calibrate of today, with the crashes and the intensity that has. We know that the problem that has is that in a fall do not know what can happen. This is incontrolable, have spoken it with him and was clear".

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