Ernesto Valverde, attending to the press conference of the Barça

VALVERDE, OPTIMISTIC IN THE BARÇA

Valverde: "Balloon of Gold? All know who is the best"

Published:17/10/2017 - 11:50h

Updated:18/10/2017 - 22:36h

The trainer of the FC Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde, showed convinced of the ambition of his players and highlighted the importance of the party of this Wednesday against Olympiacos, with the aim to ensure the first place in the group of Champions

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In words offered this Tuesday in previous press conference to the FC Barcelona-Olympiacos, corresponding to the third day of the phase of groups of UEFA Champions League, Ernesto Valverde showed happy with how are going for the moment the things to the FC Barcelona in what it goes of season 2017-18, although it lost the Supercopa of Spain against the Real Madrid.

It will be necessary to prolong the good series winning to Olympiacos. "Olympiacos Arrives with need of points and can surprise us to the against because have fast players and defensivamente will try to do a party of wear. Besides it is a team that never surrenders and competes to the end, know it by experience, although it began with two defeats", valued in first instance.

"Have players that can give a twist to the game in a moment determinate and is important to have players like this. There is some that they are more than this type and yes, sometimes do a forecast of how can go the party and foresee determinate things. There are players that goes in and has the capacity for desbordar but is the juegador the one who does it or no", commented on the distinct resources that has in the staff.

"It is not badly that it speak little of Umtiti, because it does not do fault"

It ensured that it will be an important party for the Barça. "It is an important party, but also is it the one of the Málaga, so we will put to the players that created indispensable to win it. It is true that at the end of the party against the Athletic were tired because they came of two parties (of selection) very intense. But we have had four days to recover".

Valverde Is happy with how are going the things this season in the Barça. "We are happy by how are going out the things. In the Supercopa lost the two parties with the Real Madrid and were in a moment of no too much fortress, but have redone us. The most important is that in Getafe and against the Athletic went us to the rest in disadvantage but were able to redo us, and this likes me, wants to say that the team has spirit and capacity to trace back".

Umtiti Is a fundamental player for the FC Barcelona. "It is not badly that it speak little of Umtiti because it does not do lacking to speak of him so that we are absolutely happy with him. It is playing of form sensacional. It is fundamental for us and expect that it follow evolving".

"The Balloon of Gold? All know who is the best of the world"

It ensured that all the players are training well in the Barça. "All the players train well and do it to play the Sunday and the trainer is unfair, because it has to choose in function of the needs and of the rival. For me it is a problem do the list after the training, but is better like this, that have these problems".

That the Barça remain first of the Group D in Champions League is important for Ernesto Valverde. "It is important to remain first by the hit of authority, because in theory play against the seconds, that do not know if it is so decisive, but especially by the factor field. Besides, a sportsman always plays to be first".

Valverde, loved with the staff of the Barça

When they asked after him the Balloon of Gold, was clear. "All know who is the best player of the world, further that have a recognition with that they give him a prize or no. All know which is the best of the world (in reference to Leo Messi)".

It valued what contributes Paulinho to the FC Barcelona"Paulinho Is a different player to the other that have, that deploys more in the arrival to the attack and others are more than control. Sometimes I have opted by him of entrance. Also, when it goes out of soda contributes us things because it breaks very well the lines of the rival. No as much as of mediocentro, because when it rests Busquets have put here to Rakitic; but it contributes us a lot of things".

And no descarta that José Arnáiz, young player of the Barça B, can have opportunities in the first team. "Jose Arnáiz (of the Barça B) is young with speed, desparpajo, goal and has an important season by in front. Always we are looking askance the filial, finish to begin the season and there are a lot of parties by in front. It likes me centre me in my team and look askance to the B, and already will see in function of the needs that have".

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