"The League is a priority for us and a very important and complicated game awaits us in Girona." Ernesto Valverde Recover your holders, especially Messi and Busquets, while keeping Malcolm, Denis Suárez and Vermaelen -not figured Murillo- in the squad list for tomorrow's match in Montilivi. The technician of Barcelona he understands that both Real Madrid and Atlético will be Barça's rivals for the LaLiga title. "Madrid has a special competitive gene, it never gives up – it's ten points behind the leader Barça – and Atlético is right behind us, and that's what you see and value first – it's five points away from the day twenty.
Valverde has also defended his policy of rotation in the Cup after the 2-0 defeat in Seville. "The coach is the one who knows his players best; nobody manages better than us, those of us in the coaching staff, the data about the players. It happens that we talk about rotations when it is lost. Last year we did the same. " The Barcelona coach, in any case, is now more concerned and concerned about the match in Girona than on Wednesday against Sevilla. "The distances are shortened in the derbies. It's going to be a complicated and important match. At this point, the points cost more and more ".
Valverde has also argued why, unlike Guardiola and Tuchel, City and PSG coaches, he did not call De Jong before his signing for Barça "You can not talk to a player who has a contract, it's not in my code Everyone does what they think, and I see it that way. " Waiting to see the outcome of Denis Suarez, who handles different offers while the club has proposed the renewal, no more news is expected in the winter market by Barca, not even in the position of left side: "Maybe it is the position in which we go more lame. We have Jordi Alba. And if you do not have to resort to the subsidiary or reconvert to a right side. We have to accept the position of the club. "