Ernesto Valverde, in a press conference


Valverde, critic of the Super Cup: "I would prefer the previous format"

Published:8/01/2020 - 19:44h

Updated:8/01/2020 - 21:55h

Ernesto Valverde appeared at a press conference before the media the day before the Spanish Super Cup match against Atlético de Madrid

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This Thursday, the FC Barcelona and the Athletic of Madrid will measure in the semifinals of the Supercopa of Spain to look for a place in the final. During the afternoon of this Wednesday, Ernesto Valverde appeared in front of the media in the already usual previous press conference to the parties to analyse what can give of if the meeting.

The Txingurri began speaking about the novelties of the tournament. "It is a different format to what are accustomed. The one who win tomorrow, raisin to the final. We take it to us like a party of League in which we want the victory. We know how they are the parties against the Athletic. We are well, habituándonos to everything. Already the past year was in Tangier. We finish to arrive practically. Had problems with the traffic to arrive. In principle, we are well", it said.

Valverde Accepted something reluctantly the fact to have to contest the tournament out of Spain. "I know that has a lot of resonance, that comments a lot of things but the football in which we are put is an industry, that looks for sources of income and therefore we are here. Also it happened in Morocco. It is not the same that play home, but here are", affirmed.

Finally, it recognised of open form that preferred the previous format of the Supercopa of Spain. "I go you to give an objective data. It is my fifth Supercopa. In the three first touched me play the second party home of the rival. In the others two, touched me a turn home and another in neutral field. It does me odd play with four rivals, but is what there is. If they give me to choose, would prefer the previous format, but is the Federation the one who decides", manifested.

"Always it has been the first title of the season and was well like this"

Besides, it explained the delay that has had in the press conference owing to the chauffeur. "We have known a bit more the city, there has been a small error because the chauffeur thought that the press conference is where go to play the Real Madrid and Valencia and has given what some kilometres advance and there is an important traffic", explained.

Valverde Also commented the fact that, if it wins the party against the Athletic, will touch to play another to carry the trophy. "The most important party is the one of morning and come to play the Saturday, have five days of margin and does not be necessary to think in much more because after the party of morning can or not coming another", considered.

About the state of the team, admitted that it has carried to a lot of players considering that they can play two parties in very little time. "We have brought a lot of players because we do not know the time that will be, in function of what occur tomorrow. There are not easy parties but against these rivals less, can happen anything", said.

The situation of Arturo Vidal

The Txingurri also pronounced about Arturo Vidal​, that is being the big protagonist of the rumours of market by his possible course during the next weeks. "I speak with him, as with the other. It is a player that is with us and can not think if it goes . I have he. Tomorrow already we will see", it commented, in reference also to his will have participation against the Athletic.

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