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Ernesto Valverde already imposes his style in the FC Barcelona

Published:18/07/2017 - 20:46h

Updated:18/07/2017 - 20:52h

Hardly few days after the beginning of the pre-season, Ernesto Valverde already can take out the first conclusions of his arrival to the bench of the FC Barcelona. His performance in the trainings is very different of the one of his predecessor, Luis Enrique

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The comparisons are odiosas, but after a so successful cycle like the one of the FC Barcelona the arrival of a new technician to the bench always generates some interest. Although it only carries some days at the head of the staff, Ernesto Valverde goes taking control of the changing room, but does it of a very distinct way to Luis Enrique, the previous 'boss'.

Do the different things does not mean to do them well neither badly, and neither guarantees success, neither approaches or moves away the failure, but what is evident is that the style of the Txingurri is not to the that had accustomed the players in the last years. 'I struggle' it has showed to be effective, but his management of the relations was rather straight, something moved away and marking always the distances between trainer and footballers.

Valverde, for the moment, want to more interaction. To the extremeño already has been able to him see giving a talk in front of his pupilos in the previous minutes to the training, surrounded of his technical body and giving instructions to the players. And also it observes attentively what happens in the exercises, including some rondos of which does not lose detail. It wants to be one more.

The preparador knows that the demanding bench of the Camp Nou requires a time of adaptation, but with his insistence pretends to shorten terms and be prepared to triumph from the first day, something that a club like the Barça understands like indispensable. And his way is to do it from inside, very near of some players that will be the key during the season. The Txingurri confronts to one of his more complicated challenges, but, of course, do not go him to take desprevenido.

Distinct message

Another of the points that differentiate clearly the styles of Ernesto Valverde and Luis Enrique is his behaviour in front of the microphones. The extremeño lived yesterday an also demanding press conference, as some of which will live during the campaign, but preferred to fit it with a lot of calm and resolve the questions recessing the possible tension.

The Asturian, however, was all the contrary, with a more sour and sharp character and with a more given tendency to mark also distances with the journalists. The temperament of 'Struggle' left fun moments, taut and some no so pleasant, but the gijonés knew to mark his territory in the club. It will achieve Valverde leave his footprint in the Barça? It will be necessary to see it.

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