Ernesto Valverde in a press conference of Barça


Valverde confirms that Messi will play again and warns Barça about Granada

Published:20/09/2019 - 18:16h

Updated:20/09/2019 - 18:16h

Barça plays this Saturday against Granada, and wants to get his first away victory in LaLiga. Ernesto Valverde has warned his team about the opponent and has confirmed that Leo Messi will play again

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After the première of the phase of groups of the Champions, the FC Barcelona returns to LaLiga with pending duties, and this Saturday will visit to the Granada in the Stadium of The Cármenes. The Catalans want scalar positions in the classification and reach a leadership that for the moment see to three points of distance, and for this will have to break a bad series in this start of course, since they still have not won to domicile.

Ernesto Valverde has warned to his that it is necessary to avoid excesses of confidence, and begin to atinar far of the Camp Nou to struggle by the title. In the previous press conference to the clash against the rojiblancos, the extremeño has been clear, since no fía of another recently risen: "The Granada is doing a good start of season. The recently risen teams always are dangerous to principle of season, as we saw with Osasuna".

"It is difficult, go forced because we do not win in the two anterires gone out. Out of house are not achieving the results that expected, is costing us. All what come doing well home do not attain it was and want to change this dynamics. In this type of parties play you the championship because it is where can not fail", has added, before analysing several individual cases.

The technician has been questioned by the situation of Ansu Fati, that could be absent a month by his commitments with the Spanish selection, that pretends to call him for the World-wide Sub17: "we Go to expect to that they summon him first. In principle there was a previous formality that now already has fulfilled , the nationalisation. We would lose a player that is giving us things and do not know what can occur. If it had been in this stretch, with so many drops in the forward, had been a greater setback, but expect to the definite list".

"We expect that with the sum of parties and minutes Messi go us giving more and attain the moment of optimum form"

In this sense, has celebrated the reinforcements in the front of attack, and has ensured that Ousmane Dembélé will not be relegado: "To Dembélé will not ask him at all that we do not ask him to the other. That it struggle because they do not remove him the place. For now it has not trained with the team and expect that it can do it today. If it can remove him the place Ansu Fati to Dembelé? We will see. For now they have not coincided neither in the trainings neither in the team. Only we ask to all the same, that compete by the place".

"Ansu Fati And Carles Pérez no only have played by the injuries. The correct reading is that they have played because they have worked well they and all some people that there is behind. It is not easy to be here because there is big players, but have stepped advance and have showed his capacity" has defended on the youngsters, standing out his performance in a moment of need and leaving the open door to that they follow explaining and enjoying of minutes along the campaign, in spite of that has recovered to several lesionados.

The preparador barcelonista has confirmed that Leo Messi is well and will go back to play, since finally it has left backwards the annoyances in the sóleo that have had him several months of drop: "To Messi saw him well after his situation and to have to go in in a so strong party already begun. We expect that with the sum of parties and minutes go us giving things and attain the moment of optimum form. Tomorrow it goes to play. Already it had split in which Messi rotó the past year and this year suppose that it will occur the same with so many parties followed as have".

To finish with the offensive plot, has referred to another key subject, the one of the ideal position for Antoine Griezmann. The Txingurri considers that it is question of time that the Frenchman adapt to his mates and seats more comfortable in any one of the places from above: "Griezmann can play in several positions. Has work and joints well with the centre of the field when we have to defend. In spite of playing in a side afterwards can centrrase and finalise... We expect that satisfied go playing go finding with all the mates".

Valverde Ensures that they soon will start the rotations

Valverde Has warned also that they soon will start the rotations, and that the calendar could cause modifications in the medullary. "It is possible that there is some change in the centre of the field with independence that it play Messi because have a lot of parties", has explained, before justifying his decisions with which less leadership have had and signal that the season will leave meetings for all.

"Aleñá Began playing and afterwards has not done it. The season is long and has to be prepared for when it go back to have options. When one is headline has to try keep because there is a lot of competition", has specified, without giving too much importance to a drought by which also happen other veterans, as Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal, with fewer minutes in the first commitments of the season.

Finally, it has advanced the titularity of Junior Firpo, that will see benefited by the injury of Jordi Alba and will have more time to show his cost. "Of course that have Junior Firpo. It has arrived this year and Jordi Alba was playing well, needed a time for adptarse but now has a good opportunity to play", has valued, demanding a step forward of the Hispanic-dominican.

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