Ernesto Valverde in the bench of the Barça


Valverde, blunt: "Griezmann will play if he meets expectations"

Published:1/11/2019 - 16:29h

Updated:1/11/2019 - 16:30h

Ernesto Valverde spoke Friday with the media before the League match against Levante. The coach referred to the granota set, but also to Griezmann's situation, Ansu Fati's situation or Piqué's controversial confession about Neymar

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Ernesto Valverde appeared this Friday in press conference in the previous of the party of this Saturday against the Raise. The trainer barcelonista spoke of the team levantinista, of the beginning of season, of the rotations that can have próximamente, of the paper of Griezmann or of Ansu Fati, that against the Valladolid went back to play after several weeks without doing it.

Regarding the meeting against the granotas, the technician commented spoke of the virtues of the Valencians. "It is a team that tries presionar high and that has a lot of offensive solutions. Generally, it tries to attack with a lot of players and if they remove you the ball, have a mortal counterattack. Morals, Hernani... They are footballers very fast. It can happen anything", affirmed.

"We do not begin well, us atascamos. It is fundamental to carry out the parties went"

The one of this Saturday will be a crash far of the Camp Nou, something that is supposing an extra effort for the Barça this course. The 'Txingurri' referred to the importance to win was. "We do not begin well, especially out of house, that us atascamos. It is truth that neither has smiled us the fortune. Now we are recovering positions, but still remains a lot. It is fundamental to carry out the parties was", explained.

The technician extremeño also commented the situation of Antoine Griezmann, that was acting in front of the Valladolid and is not fulfilling with the expectations. For the ex of the Athletic, the Frenchman is not indisputable. "It comes playing regularly. The other day I did some change, but does not like me speak of debatable and indisputable. It will follow playing if it fulfils the expectations", aimed.

It spoke of Ansu and of his paper in the Barça

The ex rojiblanco was precisely acting against the vallisoletanos because it played Ansu Fati. The canterano was not to title from did several weeks and went back to have the opportunity in League. Valverde Left clear that no arrepiente to having taken out of the juvenile to the extreme and that this year will be to half way between the first team and the filial. "Claro that no me arrepiento to having bet by Ansu Fati at the beginning. It is very young, has a lot of space by in front. It is in our dynamics, but knows that it is to horse between the first team and the second", recognised.

"Ansu Is in our dynamics, but knows that it is to horse between the first team and the second"

The trainer culé thinks that to Ansu still remains him a lot for improving and that it is necessary to have patience with him. "At the end I know that when it goes out a new player and of the way fulgurante as it went out he generates a big expectancy, but the things are as they are. Yesterday it fulfilled 17 years. Still it has not done to the category and this is a process of learning. It has to learn to handle the rhythm of the parties, grow physically...", it admitted.

Finally, the one of Viandar of the Edge said that it did not have neither idea that the footballers wanted to go down the wage this course so that it arrived Neymar, such as it commented Hammered in the Chain Be. "It was not conscious and to me did not propose me change the terms of my wage for fichar to Neymar", finalised.

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