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Copa del Rey gives Valverde a break

PostZamieszczono: 23 kwie 2018, o 08:28
autor: sonsovan
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For months Ernesto Valverde has had the same line in press conferences were he has looked to play down pressure on his Barcelona team.The media have speculated as to the team's ability to win the treble, ทาง เข้า sbo then after the devastation of Champions League elimination, the double."We haven't won anything yet," was the line that Valverde kept on repeating, but now he has.The Copa del Rey was his first title since he took over the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta and company.It was his second major title in Spanish football, since his Athletic Club side beat Barcelona to win the Spanish Super Cup in 2015.The Copa del Rey final could not have gone better at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, hours after some reports criticised the coach heavily and it may have been weighing on his mind.The coach allowed his players to enjoy the celebrations and barely featured in many of the images of the party on the pitch as the team lifted the trophy after a 5-0 win."When you lose a competition with great teams, ทาง เข้า sbo it's always a catastrophe, not a small problem like in other clubs," Valverde said as he spoke of Champions League elimination."It happened in the Super Cup and in the Champions League because we were knocked out."The defeat in Rome has made us more anxious to show that we are here, that we've won a title and we hope that people enjoy it."The coach was also full of praise for one man in particular after the victory."He makes the very difficult look easy and watching him is a spectacle, he even scored today," he said of Andres Iniesta.This week, the captain is expected to make his move to China official, but Valverde was also keen to point out praise for Jasper Cillessen in goal and left-back Jordi Alba.Valverde has suffered from Champions League elimination more than most, but now he wants to win the eighth double in the club's history.Next weekend, a win over Deportivo La Coruna would seal the league title and would be another step towards going an entire league season without defeat, a historic feat. ทาง เข้า sbo