Ernesto Valverde in the preseason of Barça


Valverde, about tours: "It's important for the club, but for us it's complicated"

Published:6/08/2019 - 10:10h

Updated:6/08/2019 - 10:10h

The tours have become a part of the preseason and the players and coaches have had to learn to live with it. Valverde talked about it in the last press conference and he complained about them

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The FC Barcelona will do two turn when it finish the pre-season. The first was does a week by Japan, where the culés were in Tokyo to play against Chelsea and in Kobe to play with the Vissel Kobe. After this, turn to Barcelona to be a week and play the Gamper against the Arsenal this past Sunday.

But it finish the Gamper and this Monday the Barcelona initiated his second and last turns of the pre-season. The barcelonistas, that already are in Miami, will be in United States until 11 August to play two friendly against the Naples of Carlo Ancelotti. Ernesto Valverde is not precisely happy by this new turns and left it clear in press conference when they asked after him his opinion about the pre-season culé.

"It turns it it is important for the club, to economic and social level. But for the team is complicated... A lot of kilometres and players that have not trained. We go to see how can solve it", commented the 'Txingurri', throwing a small dart to the club for having decided do this last turn North American to these heights of the pre-season.

These trips are very important for the big teams like the Barcelona. In this case, the culés needed money to follow paying index cards and to do box for the signings and Bartomeu did not doubt in doing this planning thinking in the economic appearance and of marketing before that in the sportive. The failure of the Champions in front of the Liverpool left to Valverde too touched as to throw him a pulse to the directive by this subject.

The players and the own technicians does years that are accustomed to pre-seasons in which they do more than 20.000 or 30.000 kilometres in trips in aeroplane. In the case of the Barça, as it aims the daily ACE, will be 40.000 between turn them by Japan and United States. An authentic atrocity for a staff that the 17 or on 18 August has to be prepared to win to the Athletic Club in a so hard stadium like Saint Mamés.

Little time to prepare the party

The Barça will return to Spain on 11 August, with what Valverde will have less than a week to be able to prepare the party in front of the lions. Besides, it is necessary to take into account the more than likely jet-lag by the turn, with what will be one or two days less than preparation. It is sufficient time to put him the batteries to the footballers, but is true that are not the ideal conditions so that a team prepare a so important meeting as it is the debut in League.

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