Ernesto Valverde in a training session of Barça

VALVERDE, SATISFIED

Ernesto Valverde warns Ivan Rakitic and Nélson Semedo and announces changes in Barça's tactics

Published:23/07/2019 - 19:57h

Updated:23/07/2019 - 19:57h

FC Barcelona started its Asian pre-season tour with defeat, but Ernesto Valverde is satisfied with the performance of the team. The coach has warned Ivan Rakitic and Nélson Semedo, and also has announced possible adjustments in his strategies

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The FC Barcelona has premièred the season 2019-20 with a defeat in front of Chelsea, but has not been one of which does to jump the alarms. The Catalans pretend to take rhythm and make some proofs during turns it Asian, and this commitment leaves positive conclusions further of a marker that has resolved with an adjusted 1-2 in favour of the group londinense.

In his appearance in front of the media, Ernesto Valverde has showed satisfied: "it Has been a very intense party by moments and has noticed that they was the fourth party and for us the first. We have begun very well the two parts but afterwards have accused the tiredness. The best is to see as they manage the youngsters and the new. It has been a good proof to go in in the competition".

With regard to his experiments in the eleven, the technician has launched some warnings and has announced novelties, like the possible return of Sergi Roberto to the centre of the field, a place that has occupied in the stadium of Saitama: "I Am valuing the possibility that Sergi play in the centre of the field. Have to Nélson and the possibility of Wagué, that has been in the Glass Africa. Today it has been Oriol Busquets and is not his position".

"It has noticed that for Chelsea was the fourth party and for the Barça the first"

"Semedo Is a big player that has a lot of qualities, is very fast and the football goes in this direction. It is a value that need and is a very important player for us", has explained, putting an end to the speculations on the Portuguese after leaving him clear his confidence. With these adjust tactical, the permanence of Semedo would be ensured, since it would be the first sword in the right side.

Less clear has been with regard to the future of Ivan Rakitic, to the that has warned that it will have to win a place like all the other. "As every year it has to struggle to win the place. We will see what happens this year. Always it has litigated and it has achieved it, but also it has now a lot of players in front and a lot of competition", has explained, doing reference to the of Reus but also to others of his mates.

Valverde Expects more signings and applauds to the recently arrived

To Valverde also has touched him speak of signings, and although it has stood out that is happy with the staff, no descarta more arrivals. "We have done big incorporations up to now, but expect that there is some more before the closing of the market", has recognised, before refusing think on the case Neymar: "it Is a player of another team and do not speak of players of other teams".

The trainer barcelonista has had good words for the recently arrived, and has applauded the delivery of Antoine Griezmann. "Griezmann Has to habituarse to the game and has to improve, but every time that takes the balloon has very bad intentions for the rival. It is very dangerous with the ball and expect a lot of him. When we can dominate more, he also will take part more", has valued.

As it has done the own footballer, the Txingurri has preferred not going in in the debate on the ideal place of Frenkie of Jong, that has debuted with the Barça like pivote. "It has occupied the demarcation of mediocentro, but can play in any position of the centre of the field", has highlighted, leaving fall that the Dutch could adapt in function of the needs of the Barcelona.

Finally, also it has launched a wink to the canteranos, analysing one by one to the youngsters of the filial: "there were some changes, as the one of Oriol Busquets or Guillem Jaume, that has played to leg changed. Afterwards it is Riqui Puig, that has a lot of liveliness and moves well. Always it gives you disequilibrium. We want that it step more advance so that it believes more danger, but is a player to the that always sees him . Hill have seen him better and Carles Pérez always can finish a played. I do not know still if Hiroki Abe will play the Saturday, will see".

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