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Valverde does not ensure that Rakitic stays: "100% guarantee one thing ... I do not know"

Published:10/08/2019 - 00:07h

Updated:10/08/2019 - 01:09h

Ernesto Valverde spoke at a press conference before the second friendly match against Naples. The 'Txingurri' left the door to a possible Rakitic march, talked about the possible arrival of Neymar and the future of Riqui Puig

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The FC Barcelona contests this Saturday his last party of pre-season against the Naples. The culés, that already won to the napolitanos does some days, will contest his fifth friendly from the 23:00 Spanish hour. Ernesto Valverde has gone out to speak in press conference and has answered to several hot subjects in the Barça.

The 'Txingurri' referred , for example, to the future of Ivan Rakitic. The extremeño him elogió, but at the same time did not want to ensure that it go to remain in the staff. "Rakitic Is very important for us. We suppose that it can be it this year. It has done two goals in this pre-season. His work is here. Guarantee to 100% a thing do not know it. I do not know if it will follow. We have he of the same form that have all. When it finish the term already will see", commented.

"Rakitic Is very important for us. But guarantee to the 100 % something... I do not know if it will follow"

The trainer barcelonista also spoke of Neymar and left clear that to day of today he only thinks in the footballers that has in staff. "In the supposition of if it comes here, already will see what occurs. What know is that I am the trainer and that work with the players that have. What can happen or can leave to happen, already will see, but do not think in this, think in the of morning", ensured.

In addition to Rakitic, another of the players of the centre of the field that could go out is Riqui Puig. The canterano could go out yielded to have minutes in First, although Valverde did not wet and wanted to leave it in hands of the club and of the player. "With Riqui Puig is a question that have to value the club and he. I do not know it. It is a player with a big potential and future. Right now we have a lot of players in the centre of the field. I do not know which is the thought of the club in general. I will try to do the best eleven to win", recognised.

"Riqui Puig is a question that have to value the club and he. Have a lot of players in the midfield"

Samuel Umtiti also sounded like possible sale, but the ex technician of the Athletic affirmed that it has the Frenchman and that expects that it do not go back to recaer of his injury. "Umtiti Is with us. Champion of the world and that goes with his selection. It is truth that had physical problems and expect that no recaiga and that was well. There is competition. Lenglet Played the past year and did it well", aimed.

Happy with his staff

The extremeño said to be very happy with the staff that has made the club. "Always I am happy with the players that have, are all very good. The past year, except half time and the final of Glass, went almost all perfect. And what try is to improve", commented. Junior Firpo and Antoine Griezmann are the two big signings that the blaugranas have done to improve his staff.

"The one of the Naples is the party in which we have to adjust us to what can happen in Bilbao"

Against the Naples, the Barça will have his last proof of fire before playing against the Athletic. Valverde Left clear that it is a crash to do proofs and come just at the right moment for Saint Mamés. "Really it is the last party and yes is the party in which we have to adjust us to what can happen in Bilbao. Inside a week play in League and begins the season. We have to be ready. Tomorrow we have a rival that know of the another day. It is the last stone of touch", finalised.

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