Ernesto Valverde in a press conference with the Barça


Valverde: "If Messi is not to 100% we should not risk"

Published:24/08/2019 - 18:39h

Updated:24/08/2019 - 21:15h

Ernesto Valverde appeared before the media before FC Barcelona-Betis this Sunday. The Barcelona coach referred to the possible presence of Leo Messi and also the controversial Dembélé case

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The FC Barcelona receives to the Real Betis this Sunday from the 21:00 ofthe night . The culés face the party with sensitive drops, and with the bad news that Leo Messi had to ausentarse of the last training and will not be available. The Argentinian seemed to be recovered of his injury, but finally has not been able to go in in the list of summoned of Ernesto Valverde for the meeting.

The 'Txingurri' attended to all the means this Saturday and spoke on the absence of the of Rosary in the crash in front of the béticos, that then was not confirmed to 100%. The Barcelona technician did not want to wet too much, although it left clear that will not risk if it sees that it is not to 100%. "It is necessary to expect to the train, can not advance at all. But if it is not to 100% do not go to risk", commented.

"I do not want to speak too much of Dembélé. They have occurred more things other years"

Ousmane Dembélé Is one of the sensitive drops that has the Barcelona for this meeting. The trainer barcelonista spoke also of the case of the Frenchman, that has raised a lot of distrust in the club. "I do not have at all that comment publicly. I do not want to speak too much of this subject. They have occurred more things other years. Always it does a ball by a lot of circumstances and do not go to comment at all", said without wetting too much.

Also it referred to the Betis, that already attain to surprise to the Barça in the Camp Nou the past course. Valverde Warned of the potential of the verdiblancos. "The situation is different to the past year when they won us. Also we have the reference of the Espanyol that came with Rubi. It is a team with good players that remained to the doors of Europe. Has arguments to be up. It is compulsory to attain the three points because we come of defeat", admitted.

"Vidal is an option to play in front. We need players that have arrived"

With the drops of Dembélé, Suárez and the one of Messi, the technician could enter novelties in the eleven. Arturo Vidal could play more advanced and the own Valverde like this recognised it in front of the means. "If they are missing us players of in front need to others that can integrate and that have arrived. We go to see if it can arrive Leo. Vidal is an option", aimed.

The ex of the Athletic said that the forwards of the filial could have minutes against the Betis by the drops. Ansu Fati And Abel Ruiz seem the favourites to play in front of the béticos. "Have a lot of options to go in in the list. The four that added more minutes the course happened are not. We have they", affirmed.

Also it spoke of Neymar

The technician blaugrana did not want to wet in front of the questions of Neymar and decided to centre in the meeting in front of the verdiblancos. "Each window of signings there is expectancy and here more, but belongs to another club. It is of all less boring. It concerns me more the party of morning", recognised.

"Neymar Belongs to another club. It concerns me more the party against the Betis"

The 'Txingurri' wanted to ensalzar also to Rafinha, that is doubt for the crash by a gastroenteritis. The mediapunta could go out, but the trainer culé left him the open door so that it decide to remain. "It goes out of a long injury and did not know as it could answer. The past year kept in the team and now litigates by a place. Has a big attitude", commented

Finally, Valverde kidded on the words of an ex his assistant that said that the extremeño was having a bad time. "I do not happen it very badly right now. I am well. It depends on the days. Compared with some fellow that is in Ibiza am worse, but compared with another fellow that is rescuing immigrants in the Mediterranean am well", finalised.

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