Before receiving Betis this Sunday at the Camp Nou (16.15 p.m., BEIN LaLiga), Ernesto Valverde has recovered Messi and Umiti, who have been discharged this Saturday: "Both may be the headlines if they are on the list , is that they are ready to play. We'll see if Messi is in for 90 minutes, but I look very well and has already lost the fear of going to the touch. " Respect for the technical decision of Ousmane Dembélé, Valverde wanted to throw away forts: "We are a team and sometimes players come in the list and, again, other players. I think of the group and the game against Betis They are decisions in sports, things about discipline are an issue that we are dealing with inside. Here we are to help all players, Dembélé included. In the last match against Inter was the headline. "
On the possibility of transferring Dembélé into the winter market, Valverde did not deny it and has confined himself to saying that he "has great talent" and that they will look "to exploit it": "It has an incredible talent, which Squeezing is to show it every day. " The Basque coach also sent a message between lines in French, as he explained that he values the players for their "performance" and for their "commitment". On the other hand, Valverde praised Malcom: "He wants to learn and has shown a good attitude, although he has been forced to enter the team. There are still many games ahead of us and we will see if he has continuity."
Regarding the rival, Valverde anticipates a game that "can break at some point" because the two bet on a game of possession in which both teams will want to have the ball. The Basque coach also talked about the performance of Lenglet, now that Umtiti returns: "The performance we have shown so lucky is right now, we can now better share breaks, because the Gerard [Piqué] and Lenglet or have played everything so far. Lenglet, who comes from another club, has done a great job to adapt because Barça's central game is not easy. He is a great professional, he is always very concentrated and has a great technique ".