Abelardo and Valverde, posing with the T-shirts


Abelardo and Valverde: Calm before the storm of the derby

Published:3/01/2020 - 15:22h

Updated:3/01/2020 - 15:33h

Abelardo and Ernesto Valverde have participated in the traditional photo session of technicians from RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona with a good atmosphere between them

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The 2020 will première to the big in the plane futbolístico of the City Condal: RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona will see the faces in the first party of the year in the RCDE Stadium. The derbi Catalan will play this Saturday from the 21:00 hours (peninsular schedule Spanish) with three vital points at stake for both groups: the espanyolistas to approach to the permanence and the culés to protect the leadership.

This Friday, Abelardo -that will première in the bench of the RCD Espanyol after having been appointed relief of the ceased Pablo Machín- and Ernesto Valverde participated in the traditional previous meeting of trainers and the back photographic session sustaining the T-shirts of his teams.

A meeting with good environment and cordialidad between both in which even they have been speaking during some instants before the photographies. Curiously, during the morning of the Thursday, both were indirect protagonists of a 'hammer' by the social networks between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol, by the past of both technicians by the eternal rival.

The FC Barcelona made some publications in which it spoke about the numbers of Abelardo when it was Barcelona footballer and the club perico did not take in answering with publications on the past like technician and like player of Valverde in the Espanyol. A form to heat engines before a derbi that promises to be intense, exciting... And, as every year in Cornellà, hot.

Première of Abelardo

Abelardo will première like technician curiously against the team in which it played eight seasons when it was in active. "I can not complain of my past, have felt me proud to play eight years in the Barça and now seat me so much or prouder to train in the Espanyol. I am the first perico and tomorrow will carry me a joy tremenda to be able to win to the Barça, that of this do not have anybody any doubt", said, in room of press.

The new technical espanyolista considers that it is possible to defeat to the Barça, in spite of the difference in the classification of LaLiga​. "The football is of the few sports that can play horrible and win. It does not fit doubt that if we want to win it is necessary to be to the 200 percent against the Barça, or no only against them, against any rival of LaLIga. Have our arms and the team is ilusionado. We know the difficulty, but I do not renounce to at all", sentenced.

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