Ernesto Valverde, in the bench

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Valverde: "Messi is in the process of being 100%"

Published:17/10/2019 - 16:43h

Updated:17/10/2019 - 17:31h

FC Barcelona is measured at Eibar this weekend and Ernesto Valverde has appeared this Thursday before the media to analyze the game

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Ernesto Valverde appeared in front of the media this Thursday in the previous press conference to the party that the FC Barcelona will play the Saturday to the midday in front of the Eibar in the stadium of Ipurúa. In spite of that the possible change of date of the Classical centralised the comparescencia, the Txingurri also analysed the duel in front of the Basques.

It did special upsetting in the high pressure of the group directed by Mendilíbar. "Have a very intense pressure, do it very well and complicate the life to cualqueir team. In spite of knowing it, arrives the moment and they do all the possible by that no passes of the half field and achieve it. They play with risk, but control it. They do it very well. It is very difficult to exceed these lines. Especially in case attitude", said.

Of course, the physical state of Lionel Messi was one of the important points that the technician extremeño treated. "It is in the process to be to 100%. The other day it played 90 minutes and marked, that this reassures always to the forwards. It has to go little by little to find his best moment. Only it carries a complete party. We expect that it can contribute us a lot of more things in the parties that come", commented.

"Dembélé? Sometimes the referees expel for saying little thing and others, do not expel saying atrocities"

Besides, it spoke also on the infirmary, informing on the improvement of Samuel Umtiti, that is very near to receive the high and even to be able to play in few days. "It is training with normality from the beginning of week. Yesterday it was the second day training with normality. We think that it is about to to receive the high", ensured.

If it does not play the French, the logic invites to think that Jean-Clair Todibo will accompany to Clément Lenglet in the axis of the defence in Ipurúa. "It is young, with big qualities and a big future by in front. It has to help us and already it is it doing to big level. It is difficult to play here with these players", considered, on the young defence Frenchman.

The one who himself will be headline in front of the Eibar with all security is Jordi Alba, that already has recovered of his muscular problems and that is to the one hundred by one hundred after being summoned against the Seville but not playing. "It is prepared to play and to be able to do it of start. I think that already it has happened the terms of recovery with grow", manifested.

The 'case Dembélé'

Valverde Also was asked after Ousmane Dembélé, that will not be able to play after the red that vió against the Seville. "I asked him what had said to the referee. There is difference between what says the record and what says. Always it can him go the head to a player, but do not think that was his case. Sometimes the referees expel for saying little thing and others, do not expel saying atrocities", aimed.

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