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Ernesto Valverde explains his intentions with Riqui Puig in the first team of the Barça

Published:11/08/2018 - 20:13h

Updated:12/08/2018 - 00:32h

It has been one of the disclosures of the pre-season and is one of the fashionable names in the FC Barcelona, although Ernesto Valverde does not want to run with Riqui Puig. The technician has expressed his ideas on the canterano, revealing his intentions for the next campaign

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The World-wide of Russia has modified the plans of the FC Barcelona in the pre-season 2018-19, but the absence of the international footballers has supposed an extra opportunity for the Masia. The canteranos were protagonists in turns it American, and his performance has ilusionado to the fans and to the technicians. In spite of the euphoria, Ernesto Valverde prefers to have patience.

The Txingurri has referred to the subject in the previous press conference to the Supercopa of Spain, in which also it has touched him speak of signings. In addition to valuing positively the work made in the market and to repeat that it does not close the door to more movements, has answered to the questions on Riqui Puig.

Questioned on the opportunities that the promising midfield player can have in this course, the trainer has been very clear, and has argued his speech: "My idea on him has not changed at all by the noise mediático. Has big qualities, knows perfectly how play and has rhythm. Everything requires a time. Already I know how they are these things. Until a day go out and lose the party and all what is upwards, go downwards".

"We know that it can give us things and that can give us a lot of more. It is training with us and it has to strengthen. Have a lot of hopes put in him. It is necessary to expect the timely moment and if it gives , see how manages . And clear, see how plays in competition, that is not a friendly, and how manages in the internal competition of the team. What, clear, there are more people to play", has explained.

Valverde Has warned that the youngsters have to go step by step not to burn in a club so mediático like the Barça, signalling that there will be better moments and other worse that manage. Besides, it has signalled a very important factor, that is that so that they play the promises, somebody has to seat in the bench. The tarpaulins are not guaranteeed to 100%.

This, far to be an obstacle for the canteranos, has posed it like a work of training, a detail that Francisco Javier García Pepper, that occupies the bench of the filial, also remembered does some days, aiming that so much Riqui Puig like Juan Miranda will continue in the discipline of the second team.

I hammered, more direct that Valverde with the canteranos

The one who also has tackled the subject in his intervention has been Gerard Hammered, although in his case, without so much patience like the technicians, has opted by a faster road. Perhaps when having lived the experience in his own meats and have gone back so prompt to the Camp Nou, in which it went consolidating to base of minutes, the Barcelonan prefers that the youngsters are more leading.

"I expect that have an important role. Players like Riqui or Miranda have a lot of level although they are young. I think that the youth is not important when have talent", has valued, with a reflection on the signings admitting that there is good reinforcements in the club and that they can combine with the players of house, putting of example to Seydou Keita in the Barça of Pep Guardiola.

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