Valverde: “An amazing first half”


Barça manager extremely pleased with his team’s performance against Celta

Ernesto Valverde spoke to beIN Sports at the end of Barcelona’s cup clash with Celta, a game in which the Catalan side played at a very high level. The manager was extremely pleased with his team’s performance.

“The game went very well for us. It was a difficult, very level tie, but we put in an amazing first half and that made it look a lot easier than it really was”, he said. “I don’t know if that was the best we’ve played. There have been games in which we’ve played really well, but today we went out with the right mindset. We knew that our opponents have a lot to say for themselves, but our first half was amazing. In the second half, both teams were already thinking about the next game.”

Asked about any possible injury problems, he said that “Dembélé has not gone off with any problem.”