Love: “There is full confidence in players and coach”
Guillermo Love, director of Institutional Relations of Barça, spoke at Movistar Champions League and tiptoed over the information from RAC that dropped late this Thursday that Valverde’s post is in danger after the semifinal against Atlético: “We are thinking about today’s game. We have been very annoyed losing, but we continue. This is very long. It is the first competition of the year, in the others we are well positioned and move on. There is full confidence in the team, in the players and in the coach. “ Rumors of halls in a club like Barça are inevitable. However, the last word in Barça has the president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is also the sports vice president. And Bartomeu was the one who kept Valverde up and down last June when he received more pressure from the Board of Directors and surrounding sectors that question each Valverde decision as coach of Barça.The Txingurri already knows what it is to live a borderline situation after a Super Cup. Depressed by the escape of Neymar to Paris in the summer of 2017, Madrid danced him at the Camp Nou (1-3) and at the Bernabéu (2-0). But Valverde recovered. He retouched the system and from 4-4-2 he won the first of the two Leagues he has won in two years. On February 15 of last year, Valverde confirmed its renewal until 2020 with an option to extend until June 2021 that can be invalidated by technician or club. Liverpool’s batter and defeat in the Copa final left Valverde touched at the end of last season. Then it was Bartomeu and Messi who opted for its continuity. The calm message of Love is in that line. Without offering names, RAC said that within the club there are discordant voices with Valverde and that his position is not safe. But the club’s response to that turbulence was a message of calm. It is obvious that Txingurri is not a coach who enjoys unanimous popular support. A survey of the Sports World published at Christmas stood at 80% the percentage of members who did not support their continuity on the Barça bench next season.