Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona coach, walks in front of Leo Messi.
But from the press related to Barcelona, looks have been put on a man: Ernesto Valverde . The approach of the 'Txingurri', more thinking about the final of the Copa del Rey on Saturday against Sevilla than winning the League as soon as possible, has been criticized in the chronicles and opinion columns of both Sport and Mundo Deportivo. 19659004] “Neither Messi could fix the invention of Valverde”, signature Lluís Mascaró in Sport on the match of Balaídos. “Valverde risked a lot, a lot, with a team full of substitutes (…) If Valverde wanted to win in Balaídos, he looked for the hardest way to get it, so difficult that it was impossible to achieve victory. first defeat of the season, because not even Messi, who came out in the last half hour, was able to fix the blaugrana mess. (…) Valverde's 'invention' proved, once again, that Barça's wardrobe it is at the height of what a team that aspires to be champion of everything needs “, writes Mascaró.
In a similar line goes Francesc Aguilar, in his column of Mundo Deportivo titled in a very simulate: “Half an hour of Messi is not enough to a'paliar 'the rotations”. “Ernesto Valverde, at last, made rotations even if they were late, when they were least needed, he used players who had played little or nothing at all (…) At least, now it is guaranteed that in Saturday's final against Sevilla , Txingurri have his best men rested to achieve half of the 'double' with the tournament of the KO, waiting to close LaLiga, which could well reach the day of the Classic, “says Aguilar, who ends up confirming that the team gave the face, although with doubts.
After the game, Ernesto Valverde himself admitted that “changing many players at once carries risks, but you had to take them”, so he was more than satisfied with his idea and his proposal Celta anticipating that, perhaps, he would fall to him criticism. As it happened after the Champions debacle