Ernesto Valverde I spoke at a press conference before the first stage of the quarterfinals Copa del Rei between Barcelona and the Sevilla to play on Wednesday at 17.30 (time in Argentina) and everyone defended the surprise Kevin-Prince Boateng, who came to the club to be a replacement for the Uruguayan striker Luis Surez.
"Since I'm here, there were always controversial signatures. With Paulinho and Arturo Vidal as well and then we finally gave an excellent performance. Boateng is a player who knows the trade, who has made a career in other positions now plays nine, and that's a high level, I know the Spanish league. Get to know the role to play. It was available as part of the club's capabilities. It's different from Munir, but he left and we asked for some solutions. I hope you will help us. He's a strong toy. Adapting to what we are looking for, we will be able to play now, we played this past day, "said the coach of the Catalan team.
And he added: "It's absolutely accessible. If we give him a lot of acclimatization, the season ends. We're waiting for a transfer and then we'll see. But if you are here, it's because you are active and playing. The idea is to participate in games that can help us. And I was informed about how things are going on. We believe in the presumption of innocence of people. We came to help us to grow with us. You know perfectly what's coming. We are happy In Las Palmas he spent a great year and knows the League.
Regarding the pass market and the possible marching of Malcom or Denis Surez, Valverde said: "By day 31, everything can be decided, but we can not run the player. There are some players who enter more and others less, Malcom has to fight to play more because he has the quality to do it. We expect a lot from him and we can not stay with 14 players. I do not think there is any entrance, but I say that with your little mouth. There is a possibility that Denis will leave. I do not know whether I ended the season in Barcelona"
Technician expensive Lionel Messi analyzed irregular performance Coutinho Throughout the season: "Much takes part in the last matches and we think it gives us a lot and needs to give us more, it wants to work every day better." We trust him and nothing more. There is a great demand for players and coaches, and we must do our best to add points, and the players do better. "