First question for Valverde after falling to Valencia. «Do you think you still have credit?». The coach did not like it and replied in a melancholy way: "I have nothing to say". His figure is the worst stop comes out of the defeats against Liverpool in the Champions League and the final of the Copa del Rey, the expectations created a month ago, when he thought of the triplet, which has dwindled to stay in a league . "Losing in this club is hard, the coach is always wrong, you do not know why, to put the field upside down …", continued the "Txingurri" with a certain irony when he was insisted on whether he will continue or not . "I'm fine," he said, although he also admitted that the sensation at the moment is "bitter."
The azulgrana preparer has "selected" badly the days in which he loses. It has created a solid group, which sometimes lacks brightness, but with a reliable appearance that has fallen on very few days. There are few defeats with Barça, but painful and decisive. He has already passed the last course, when losing his position in Rome came to be in danger. But he resisted. «When you lose you are touched and you want revenge. What we want is to get up the next day and have a new challenge ", was another of Valverde's reflections, with which everyone turned yesterday. For the third time in a week, President Josep Maria Bartomeu was resounding. «Valverde has a contract. I do not think the coach is guilty of today's defeat. We have worked a lot in the second half, "said the head of state, more whole than when they lost at Anfield, when he talked about waiting for the Copa del Rey final to make decisions. The players also showed their heads for their coach. If in the previous one it was Messi who defended it, yesterday Piqué did it. "We have to do an individual analysis of each one, of what we can improve. We have always said that we would like Valverde to continue because he has done a great job, "said the central defender, one of the captains and one of the most important players in the dressing room. "I think the board of directors has already made the decision and has given its opinion on this. He is the coach who has taken us to win titles and can help us get more, "he continued. Rakitic also acknowledged that they were "with the coach a hundred percent." The Croatian, replaced in the second half, was angry with the change. "If I do not bother with the change is to give me two hosts, I have given everything in the field, I have thrown in all, but if the coach believes that it is the best I accept," said the middle.
The coach has the support of the staff, but the fans claim against him in a high percentage. It is always the weakest when it is lost. His departure at this time can only be the result of a heater or that he decides to take a step aside, but ensures that he feels strong. Nor did he want to link the "Txingurri" yesterday's defeat with that of Liverpool. It's easy analysis. "We have lost because we have lost, not because of a psychological issue of the pressure we have been able to have," he said. He did not think the same thing Piqué: «If we had spent in Anfield, I am convinced that we would have won the triplet», said the defender.
In addition, the coach of Barca defended his lineup, which had three players who have received the medical discharge does nothing. "Semedo's thing was nothing special: And Coutinho thought it was the best he could play."