Ernesto Valverde, during a press conference with the FC Barcelona


Valverde: "We will adapt us to the menu and to the tableware of the Athletic"

Published:13/10/2017 - 17:34h

Updated:13/10/2017 - 17:34h

The trainer of the FC Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde, attended to the media in press conference and valued the party of this Saturday against the Athletic of Madrid. The 'Txingurri' analysed how have arrived his players of the international stop

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In statements conceded this Friday in press conference, Ernesto Valverde valued the commitment of LaLiga Santander 2017-18 against the Athletic of Madrid and the physical state in which they have returned his players of the international stop of selections. "These parties are those that are marked in the season. Doubly difficult. It is a rival candidate to the title. We know the important of the party", analysed in first instance.

It valued the physical state of Luis Suárez, and for the moment the Uruguayan player will not operate . "Have to value it now, after the trip,. It is truth that had a problem in the Supercopa, but is well, in perfect conditions. It did two goals with Uruguay the other day. Suárez does not go to stop...".

To Valverde does not concern him the environmental factor against the Athletic of Madrid. "It does not concern me. The one who want to put a bandage before the wound quie do it. We will go to a field with a spectacular environment. Between two teams that opt to win the League. It is only a party of football, is not more. The football is done to enjoy. The back readings already will do it. A priori it is what think. This is a show", commented.

"I think that Messi is strong. It is well and I consider timely that play"

The FC Barcelona will adapt to the state of the lawn of Wanda Metropolitan, and Valverde ensured it answering with irony to the words of Simeone in his corresponding press conference. "We will adapt us to the menu, to the tableware... To everything", said the technician, that was asked after the state of Iniesta. "Yesterday already it trained with the team, normal, and think that it will be available".

It does not think that it remain people since it doubt of Leo Messi in Argentina. "When the things repeat and repeat leave to surprise you. What did there Messi, here does it permanently. I do not think that it remain any, for real", answered Valverde, expecting that his players are concentrated against the Athletic. "They come many of them to play decisive parties and the level of tension accumulated in the stop is important. Also it has them the Athletic, if it was a party with fewer inducements, could concern me a bit more. We are conscious of the difficulty. The envergadura of the party helps you to be centred and expect that we give a good measure", manifested.

"We will try to put to the best eleven against the Athletic of Madrid"

Valverde Does not think that was the most complicated party that has played the Barça up to now in League. "When you go winning seems that the challenge comes afterwards and the previous do not explain, but is not like this. Our rival comes of empatar in the field of the Leganés. Yes it has a special reading the party of morning, but the other also explain. When you win them it seems that it lacks importance".

The FC Barcelona could equalise the best start in League of his history if it wins to the Athletic. "The numbers always analyse with hindsight. We carry a good series of parties, with victories. Already we will analyse statistics afterwards", commented Valverde.

The Barça, with the best against the Athletic

It will not be easy to mark goal to the Athletic of Madrid, one of the best teams of LaLiga in defence beside the Barça. "The Athletic has goleadores, but rentabiliza a lot the goals and to the rivals costs us do him danger, is solidario and defends very together. It is truth that have good numbers, our idea always is to concede little to the rival. It is truth that uncomfortable rival, that begins strong and if it puts by in front, can cost".

It confirmed that it will try to take out the best eleven against the Athletic. "We will try to put to the best eleven. It is necessary to take into account the conditions. I hammered, Alba, Rakitic, Vermaelen well, Busquets had to rest a day by a hit". It feels relieved by the direct classification of the Argentinian of Leo Messi to the World-wide of Russia 2018. "I expect that all my players go to the World-wide and concerned me the repechage. It was a hard trip to New Zealand. It is good for him and for us that have achieved it of brilliant form", expressed.

And it valued the little rest that has had up to now Messi, that has played it all this season with the Barça. "It has done a normal pre-season. With World-wide, etcetera, is more difficult. I think that it is strong, in this start of season think that it was important that will help us, afterwards already will value. It is well and I consider timely that play".

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