Ernesto Valverde, during the match against Athletic in San Mamés


Valverde, clear: "It Is necessary to handle when Messi is not here"

Published:17/08/2019 - 01:43h

Updated:17/08/2019 - 01:43h

Ernesto Valverde appeared in press conference just after the defeat suffered by the FC Barcelona against Athletic, and tried to give explanations. It urged, besides, to not depending on Messi

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Minutes after the FC Barcelona had fallen defeated in Saint Mamés, Ernesto Valverde appeared in press conference and looked for solutions to the adverse result that harvested the team in the first day of LaLiga Santander 2019-20. It thinks that his players did not show in the first time the intensity and necessary concentration to measure to the Athletic.

"It is not a question of pre-season, is a question of the party. We have not been well in the first time because we have been too much far of them", began Valverde, dissatisfaction with the attitude of the team in the first minutes. "We have not had the game and have not been owners of the party in spite of that the clearest occasions have been ours. We have to be with a more aggressive disposal to play in contrary field", signalled.

"In the second time have dominated them, but they put very backwards and was difficult to generate danger. It was missing us desmarque up and occasions. With Aduriz in the field any hanged balloon is danger and has done a golazo", went the analysis of the 'Txingurri', the one who expects more contribution of Antoine Griezmann in the future. "For the left-handed be in the left is not badly, no? If it lives near of the area is a safe because it moves well but for this have to dominate the party. It has to go in at stake and it has to look for go in at stake".

"We are accustomed to that Read desatasque situations, but it is necessary to handle when it is not"

On the self-criticism of Gerard Hammered, accepted it positively like a message that has to reinforce to the team morally and do him react of face to the next commitments, so much in League as in the rest of competitions. "When one says this is because it has lost and treats to give him the turn. We come to finish well the pre-season and the of today is more in ours has to".

Luis Suárez lesionó and had to be substituted in the first-half, but still desconoce the exact scope of the injury until it subject to medical proofs. "Has a muscular problem in the twin and it is necessary to expect to the proofs. In the second time have been in the area of the Athletic of Bilbao and have thrown him in fault".

The FC Barcelona also missed to Leo Messi, but Valverde remembered that with the 'cracks' that has the team it is necessary to surpass the factor 'Messi-Dependency' what before. "We are accustomed to that Read desatasque situations, but it is necessary to handle when it is not. When it has not been also we have done good parties. It is unavoidable to miss him when you are in the area", valued.

The FC Barcelona focuses already to the Real Betis

The Barça and Valverde, in definite, will take the weekend of rest and will have a whole week to prepare the party of the Sunday 25 August against the Real Betis, in which it will be necessary to achieve the three points to aim upwards in the table of classification of LaLiga Santander. The valid champions, besides, will want to 'avenge' of the defeat that suffered the past year (3-4) in the Camp Nou in front of the verdiblancos.

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