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Valverde knows he needs to deliver more trophies after signing new deal at Barca

Posted Saturday, February 16, 2019 by PA4 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted he will need to bring more silverware to the club in order to see out the new contract he signed on Friday.Valverde has committed his future to the club for another season with an option for a further year, which would take him to four years in charge if he remains until the summer of 2021.Barca go into Saturday’s game against Real Valladolid l...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 0 Barcelona 0: Valverde's men held despite Messi's return to starting XI

Posted Monday, February 11, 2019 by Goal.com40 hits

Barcelona drew for the third match in a row on Sunday, as Athletic Bilbao claimed a 0-0 draw against them at San Mames.Lionel Messi's return to the starting line-up was not enough to prevent Barcelona drawing a third successive match across all competitions, as Athletic Bilbao held out for a 0-0 stalemate at San Mames in LaLiga. Argentina superstar Messi was only named among the substitutes f...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Valencia - Valverde expecting great tie as Barca are drawn against Real Madrid

Posted Saturday, February 02, 2019 by PA40 hits

Ernesto Valverde feels Barcelona’s Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid will be a “fascinating tie.”Following Friday’s draw for the last four, the clubs will meet at the Nou Camp in the first leg next Wednesday, with the return clash then taking place on February 26.The second leg is four days before they meet once more at the Bernabeu in LaLiga.The semi-finals of ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Sevilla - Valverde reveals imminent Suarez deal to Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PA71 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has indicated a deal to take Denis Suarez to Arsenal is imminent in the final days of the January transfer window. Reports in Spain suggest the 25-year-old Suarez, who had a spell at Manchester City before joining Barca in 2013, will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season. Valverde was asked about the deal in a press conference on Tuesday and wished ...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde condemns Guardiola’s De Jong talks

Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 by squawka.com96 hits

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has hit out at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola after his comments regarding Frenkie De Jong. Guardiola previously discussed his attempts at bringing the young Dutchman to England prior to his agreed move to Barcelona. Did De Jong make the right choice? Here is what you need to know... 1. Frenkie De Jong agreed to join Barcelona in the summer from Ajax ...Full Story »

Valverde turns attention to Copa del Rey after Barcelona win again in LaLiga

Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 by PA17 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde immediately turned his attention to Wednesday’s vital Copa del Rey quarter-final after his side recorded an eighth successive LaLiga victory.The leaders restored their five-point advantage at the top with a 2-0 win over Girona on Sunday after Nelson Semedo’s first goal for the club was followed by Lionel Messi’s 19th league strike...Full Story »

Sevilla vs Barcelona - Valverde warns Barcelona not to underestimate Sevilla

Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by PA53 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has warned his side not to underestimate the challenge of Sevilla in their Copa del Rey quarter-final tie.The LaLiga leaders and cup holders head into the first leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on the back of three successive wins after overcoming Leganes 3-1 on Sunday.Sevilla, meanwhile, lost 2-0 at Real Madrid, which was a third straight defeat.Pablo Ma...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Leganes - Valverde keen for Barca to avoid another humbling

Posted Sunday, January 20, 2019 by PA67 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde insists his side must show they have learned from their surprise defeat at Leganes earlier this season when they face them again at the Nou Camp.The Madrid minnows inflicted Barcelona’s first LaLiga loss of the campaign in the reverse fixture in September.Leganes scored two quick goals just after half-time to overturn the lead given to Valverde’s team ...Full Story »

Ernesto Valverde does not believe Barcelona have done anything wrong

Posted Friday, January 18, 2019 by PA35 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says his side should still be in the Copa del Rey quarter-final draw despite accusations from Levante that they fielded an ineligible player in last week’s first leg.Barca overturned a 2-1 deficit from last Thursday as Ousmane Dembele’s double and a Lionel Messi effort gave them a 3-0 win at the Nou Camp – a 4-2 success on aggregate.But Levante ...Full Story »

Valverde hails ‘unbelievable’ Messi as Barcelona star reaches LaLiga landmark

Posted Monday, January 14, 2019 by PA33 hits

Ernesto Valverde hailed the “unbelievable” Lionel Messi after the Barcelona star chalked up yet another landmark in Sunday’s defeat of Eibar.The Argentinian registered his 400th LaLiga goal, in his 435th appearance in the competition, as the the league leaders won 3-0 at the Nou Camp.Messi’s strike, which came between two Luis Suarez efforts, extended the five-time world ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Eibar - Valverde plays down chances of Neymar returning to Barcelona

Posted Sunday, January 13, 2019 by PA115 hits

Ernesto Valverde may need a new striker but he has played down the chances of Neymar returning to Barcelona any time soon. Valverde admitted the club may look to strength in attack after Munir El Haddadi completed a move to Valencia, having turned down a new deal at the club where he came through the ranks. But he indicated talk of a dramatic return to the club for Brazil striker Neymar R...Full Story »

Levante vs Barca - Valverde focused on winning another league and cup double with Barca

Posted Thursday, January 10, 2019 by PA50 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is targeting a second successive league and cup double this season as his side get set to face Levante in the Copa del Rey.A repeat of last season’s achievement could be on the cards, with Barcelona top of LaLiga and in the last 16 of the cup, where they face a trip to Estadio Ciudad de Valencia on Thursday.Valverde rejected the suggestion that a run in the ...Full Story »

Valverde not focused on five-point gap

Posted Monday, January 07, 2019 by PA26 hits

Ernesto Valverde is not taking any comfort from Barcelona’s healthy lead in the LaLiga title race after watching his side squeeze past Getafe 2-1.Lionel Messi notched his 16th league goal of the season and Luis Suarez his 12th as Barca went 2-0 up in the first half, while Jaime Mata pulled one back for Getafe before the break.The Catalans are now five points clear of Atletico Madrid, with ...Full Story »

Getafe 1 Barcelona 2: Valverde's men go five points clear as Messi and Suarez strike

Posted Monday, January 07, 2019 by Goal.com55 hits

Barcelona moved five points clear at the top of LaLiga after edging to a 2-1 victory in a tense match with Getafe. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored sublime goals as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1 in a bruising encounter and moved five points clear at the top of LaLiga.Messi took the initiative on 20 minutes with a trademark moment of brilliance and Suarez plundered a superb volley to double Bar...Full Story »

Getafe vs Barcelona - Valverde says Barcelona talks on his future will wait until summer

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by PA65 hits

Ernesto Valverde has admitted his future at Barcelona will be decided at the end of the season ahead of his side’s match against Getafe on Sunday. The Catalan giants will be be looking to pick up where they left off following their winter break, having won their last four La Liga games. They resume their campaign with a trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, but the future of Valverde has...Full Story »

The coaches who could replace Valverde at Barcelona

Posted Friday, January 04, 2019 by Marca.com129 hits

An uncertain response from Ernesto Valverde about his future at Barcelona has led to a number of coaches being earmarked as possible replacements. Considering that the Catalan club will not want to stray too far from the style of coach they have had in recent years, not many potential successors come to mind so easily. Many are currently in a contract with their current side, whether that is...Full Story »

Valverde hails amazingly competitive Messi

Posted Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com40 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde heaped praise on five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi. Ernesto Valverde lauded the competitiveness of Lionel Messi as he named the Barcelona superstar's finest asset. Messi is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, having won five Ballons d'Or and 32 titles with LaLiga giants Barcelona. The skilful 31-year-old attacker – Barca's all-t...Full Story »

Valverde relishes another clean sheet as Barcelona win again

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 by PA20 hits

Ernesto Valverde claimed his mission had been accomplished following Barcelona’s 2-0 home win against Celta Vigo.Barca moved three points clear at the top of the table thanks to first-half goals from Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi.Valverde’s side began the game in second place after Atletico Madrid’s win earlier in the day but will finish the year back on the summit.“I ...Full Story »

Barcelona 2 Celta Vigo 0: Messi stars as Valverde's men restore LaLiga lead

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 by Goal.com39 hits

After having to share top spot with Atletico Madrid for a short spell, Barcelona struck out on their own once again by beating Celta Vigo. Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 2-0 win over Celta Vigo as Ernesto Valverde's side restored their three-point lead at the summit of LaLiga. With Atletico Madrid having won earlier in the day to move level at the top, Barca reasserted their authority as...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo - Jeison is the Murill deal, insists Barca boss Valverde

Posted Saturday, December 22, 2018 by PA57 hits

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde believes Jeison Murillo’s LaLiga experience makes him an ideal solution to the club’s “delicate” defensive problems.League leaders Barca have been left short at the back by Samuel Umtiti’s prolonged injury problems.Ahead of Saturday’s game with Celta Vigo, Valverde has moved to bring in cover by signing Colombia internatio...Full Story »

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