Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits that Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns surprised the five-time Champions League winners.
Coming up against a star-studded Barcelona outfit won’t be an easy feat, but PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns can only do themselves proud regardless of the result, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Ernesto Valverde concedes Andres Iniesta can never truly be replaced at Barcelona as La Liga’s champions-elect prepare for life without their mercurial playmaker.
Ernesto Valverde refused to say whether Andres Iniesta played his last match for Barcelona following Saturdays’ 5-0 rout of Sevilla.
Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi is hurting following Barcelona’s stunning elimination from the Champions League, though he called on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to move on.
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde denied he has any concerns regarding Ousmane Dembele’s habits off the field, insisting the club is happy with the Frenchman.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi gets better every day, according to teammate Philippe Coutinho.
Lionel Messi is in line to make his 600th Barcelona appearance in Saturday’s La Liga clash with Sevilla, and an astonished Ernesto Valverde said that he has ‘run out of adjectives for him.’
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praised the ‘incredible’ Lionel Messi after the star forward helped his side to a hard-fought win at Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has described Lionel Messi as ‘extraordinary’ following his hat-trick in a 5-0 La Liga victory over Espanyol.