PRESS CONFERENCE OF VALVERDE

Valverde excuses in the expulsion of De Jong: "It hurt us a lot"

Published:5/01/2020 - 01:08h

Updated:5/01/2020 - 01:12h

Finalised the 'derbi' between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol in Cornellá, Ernesto Valverde confessed in press conference that to the team was missing consistency, especially after the expulsion of Frenkie de Jong

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Passed the party between Espanyol and FC Barcelona (2-2) this Saturday in Cornellá-The Prat, Ernesto Valverde attended to the media and tried to explain why the Barça is used to to repeat so many times the same pattern when it touches him play of visitor in LaLiga Santander 2019-20. Some times attains to carry out the meetings by means of traced back, but in the 'derbi' in front of the group blanquiazul remained half.

"We have traced back several parties and in some has gone well, but in others have not been able to keep the difference. It has hurt us the expulsion of Of Jong", remarked the 'Txingurri'. "We have had the 1-3, has not been like this and in a played have done us the goal. The party had it controlled and after having traced back we were well and with win to follow marking. It has us descolocado a bit (the expulsion)", added.

"We have done a party to try win it, but have remained us with ten…"

For the preparador Barcelona, that give this type of situations forms part of the football, although it will be necessary to improve some things of face to the next challenges of the calendar. "This is football. It costs us to us and it costs them to all. The contrary close us . They were motivated and has cost us arrive with danger. But it is a question of wear. It leaves us badly because we wanted to add the three points. It seems that you lose the points. We have done a party to try win it, but have remained us with ten…", went back to remember Valverde in front of the means.

In the second time, Arturo Vidal and Luis Suárez were keys to revolutionise the party and give the turn to the marker. "We were playing very academic in the first time. It was missing us revolutionise the party. It is what resembled me me and Arturo Vidal gives us this point of arrival". The FC Barcelona finishes the first turn of LaLiga like leader, but empatado to points with the Real Madrid.

The Barça still has a lot of way by in front

In this sense, Ernesto Valverde is conscious that it still remains a lot of way for visiting. "It is all equalised. I think that slope win and take out the points. It costs us to us and to our rivals. The normal is that the Leagues are contested. Always you throw the sight backwards and see that you have lost points, but it is necessary to struggle and try win it", answered.

Wait that in the Supercopa go better the things and the FC Barcelona achieve to carry the title, although the words of Valverde leave place to the speculation and the imagination. "It is all equalised and will see to see how goes to the Supercopa. We will go four strong teams and will see what can happen". A thing is clear: if the Barça wants to win the Supercopa of Spain, will have to show more conclusive in all the facets of the game.

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