Ernesto Valverde, seated in the bench of the FC Barcelona


Valverde: "It surprises me when they say that if it's not by Ter Stegen we don't win"

Published:2/12/2019 - 02:07h

Updated:2/12/2019 - 02:07h

Ernesto Valverde appeared in front of the media after the victory against the Atlético of Madrid (0-1), and talked about the performances of Leo Messi and Marc-André ter Stegen

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In statements conceded to the just press after the triumph achieved in Wanda Metropolitan, Ernesto Valverde showed very happy and optimistic of face to the future, centring more in the positive things that in the refusals. Although it is true that the Barça was surpassed by the Athletic in the greater part of the minutes, the 'Txingurri' thinks that this suffering will serve to the team to face better other situations complicated in the future.

"It has liked me everything. The parties it is necessary to see them in his group. In the start have suffered and have taken out three points, will not think now in the bad", said Valverde, satisfied with the seen on the terrain of game. "We have won, they are three points importantísimos and here suffers . We have won, that is the important. It was a marked party in the calendar. The classification is very tightened up", remembered.

"In parties that are equalised and are strong, have Read always is a big advantage"

On the party in yes, did not surprise him that the FC Barcelona saw besieged by the Athletic of Madrid in the first minutes. "We expected that the Athletic began like this. In the first 20 minutes have not been strong and in each situation of attack hurt us. To measure that went advancing have controlled more and the two teams have had two clear occasions. The second time has been a bit more ours".

The party had two proper names: Ter Stegen and Messi. On the guardameta German, the 'Txingurri' elogió his performance but surprised with what says that the Barça wins split thanks to his goalkeeper. "In the field there were two goalkeepers that can do miracles and are used to to do big unemployed. It surprises me when they say that if it is not by Ter Stegen do not win. It is what asks them . Have a big goalkeeper and know that when they launch us he is here".

Regarding Leo Messi, exhaust him the adjectives and the words of astonishment. "In parties that are equalised and are strong, have Read always is a big advantage. I do not have explanation for Messi. It is not only question of talent. To Messi sees him always. Has always a big ambition with the club and with the football", praised the trainer culé.

The of Gerard Hammered seems that it only is a hit

Finally, it subtracted importance to the physical problems of Gerard Hammered, that had to be relieved of the terrain of game in the final minutes by Samuel Umtiti, because of a fortísimo hit with Vitolo in the fight by a balloon divided. Although they will do him medical proofs, Valverde does not think that the Catalan defender have at all grave. "I think that is well. It could have followed, but better not risking".

The FC Barcelona, in definite, sum three points more than keep him in the leadership of LaLiga Santander 2019-20 beside the Real Madrid. The Classical 18 December in the Camp Nou, therefore, could be decisive to the hour to undo an equality that already hard several days.

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