- Barcelona-coach Valverde praises ‘decisive’ substitute Messi in the Clásico
Barcelona-coach Valverde praises ‘decisive’ substitute Messi in the Clásico
07 February 2019 08:30
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Ernesto Valverde decided Wednesday not to Lionel Messi in the basis against Real Madrid, but the coach of FC Barcelona is grateful to the Argentine, however, fit enough to rest still in action in the heenwedstrijd of the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey (1-1).
Without Messi in the field had Barcelona, for their own audience hard with rival Real Madrid, that already after six minutes the lead came via Lucas Vázquez. Malcolm made after 58 minutes of the same, six minutes before the call of the public to Messi was answered by Valverde, that his star player bring for Philippe Coutinho.
“When he once in the field was, he was also directly decisive”, it was Valverde in his press conference at the Nou Camp enthusiastic about the 31-year-old Messi. “We noticed all of them. Because every time he has the ball is touched, he may be creating something.”