Ernesto Valverde, during a match of pre-season against Napoli

PRESS CONFERENCE

Valverde: "Is complicated that Messi arrives to the match against Athletic"

Published:11/08/2019 - 04:20h

Updated:11/08/2019 - 18:34h

The trainer of FC Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde, appeared in press conference to analyse the triumph against Napoli (4-0) and spoke also about other subjects of Barcelona actuality

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In statements conceded this Saturday in back press conference to the goleada lumbered with to the Napoli (4-0), Ernesto Valverde analysed the triumph attained in Michigan and spoke also of other questions of Barcelona actuality. "Have win to go back for house. In the last party of the pre-season it was necessary to show the perspective of what has to be the team in the League and have been well, intense and have created quite more danger. Our goleadores have marked and the balance between defence and attack has been very well", said in first instance, showing proud of the performance of his team.

It showed very happy besides by the goal of Antoine Griezmann, the first that annotates with the elastic culé. "The goleadores always feed of the opportunities that have, of the goals and is well that relate with the goal. We are happy, he also. It is a player that gives us a lot in the attacks, also with his desmarques, no only with the goal", manifested the trainer of the Barça.

"We are happy, Griezmann also. It is a player that gives us a lot in the attacks, also with his desmarques"

The 'Txingurri' thinks that to have to so many forwards of quality is not a problem, but rather a blessing. "The problem would be to not to have them. If it did not have them, yes it would have a problem. If I have them already only it is a mathematical question and to put 11 in the field". In this sense, Griezmann contributes several solutions to the Barça when can play in a lot of distinct positions.

"Already we will see when it was Leo what is what occurs, but the possibility that Griezmann can play of forward and in the band for us is well, although it steps more area. It is a different profile to the of Dembélé, that is more extreme or Coutinho, that is more leading or midfield player". To the equal that in the attack, also there will be a special competition in the centre of the field, where Frenkie of Jong shined this Saturday.

"The plans that have for him are the same for the other. There is competition in the team, also in the centre of the field, but today has showed that it is a big player and a big signing. It can play of mediocentro and of interior, that has a big deployment", stood out Valverde, celebrating also the performance of Carles Aleñá, the one who was to title beside Of Jong and Sergi Roberto.

"It has gone of less tomore . It began irregular and has gone growing and has to give us a lot of things because has game, desmarque, shot... Every year it happens and it is more mature and he has to help us. Today it has done a big party", said Valverde on the one of Mataró. Coutinho, Arthur and Arturo Vidal went back to play after the holidays, something that the technician extremeño also valued positively. "I see them the same that the other. They have to put in shape because they have arrived later by the Glass America. The past year were important and now there is more competition and have to litigate more by a place".

Messi has it complicated to play in Saint Mamés

Finally, it was asked after the state of Leo Messi and confirmed that the most likely is that the Argentinian do not arrive to time to play the first day of LaLiga Santander 2019-20 in front of the AthleticClub . "It follows with the process of recovery and am not safe that it can be in the start of League. I see it difficult". The next days will determine if finally the '10' can be or no in Saint Mamés.

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