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Ernesto Valverde

12 May 2019
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said he feels supported by club president Josep Bartomeu and compared the reaction to their Champions League exit to a child having a tantrum. Barca crashed out in the semi-finals on Tuesday after one of the greatest comebacks in the tournament's history saw them lose 4-0 to Liverpool and throw…
8 May 2019
Ernesto Valverde admitted Barcelona had only themselves to blame for their "terrible" Champions League semi-final collapse at Liverpool on Tuesday.
6 May 2019
Liverpool emerged victorious from a bruising battle against Newcastle to remain in the hunt for the Premier League title, but may have sustained too many wounds to summon a Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday. A late double from Lionel Messi in the Camp Nou on Wednesday has left Jurgen Klopp's men with…
6 May 2019
Ernesto Valverde wanted to keep Barcelona's feet on the ground after their 3-0 win over Liverpool so he hit his players where it hurt. "Liverpool are a team that can make any opponent suffer," he said in the press conference after the match. "And of course last year we had a three-goal advantage in the…
29 Apr 2019
Sergio Busquets believes it will be hard for any team to match Barcelona’s feat of winning eight LaLiga titles in 11 seasons. Ernesto Valverde’s side secured the top-flight crown on Saturday as Lionel Messi’s goal sealed a 1-0 win against Levante at Camp Nou to give them an unassailable lead over Atletico Madrid at the…
22 Apr 2019
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said his players are not feeling the pressure as they close in on a fourth Liga title in five years...
1 Apr 2019
Lionel Messi will probably play against Villarreal in La Liga this week, because "there's no suitable scenario for resting" the Argentine superstar, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday. Barcelona are 10 points clear at the top of the Spanish League ahead of Tuesday's away game, followed by a home tie with second-place Atletico Madrid…
31 Mar 2019
Lionel Messi continued his remarkable run of form as his second-half double, including an impudent free-kick, helped Barcelona continue their march towards...
15 Feb 2019
Spanish champions Barcelona announced Friday they have extended the contract of coach Ernesto Valverde for another season with the option of one more.
7 Jan 2019
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes Real Madrid will be in the LaLiga title race until the end of the season, despite the seven-point gap between the rivals. Held by Villarreal last time out, Madrid were left adrift of league leaders Barca almost halfway through the season. That gap may change with Madrid hosting Real Sociedad…
6 Dec 2018
Lionel Messi finishing fifth in this year’s Ballon d’Or vote was “absurd”, says Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.
1 Dec 2018
Ernesto Valverde has admitted Barcelona may have to bolster their defence in the January transfer window if Samuel Umtiti continues to struggle with a knee injury. Umtiti returned for the first time in almost a month against Atletico Madrid last weekend but still felt problems in his troublesome left knee and had to sit out…

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