Valverde Barca stopped Inter playing even without star player Messi

first_imgErnesto Valverde acknowledged his side deserve credit for forcing Inter back in a 2-0 Champions League victory by saying that they stopped them from playing.The Blaugrana took control of possession with Rafinha’s strike that consolidated a late Jordi Alba angle drive.Barca star Lionel Messi was in the stands with his arm in a sling after a fracture over the weekend.“Messi is always missed, but we want to miss him by winning. We’ve said it from the start. We stopped them from playing and we did so throughout the match,” said the Coach in his Press conference via Football Italia.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It was an important and difficult match and our first without Messi. Everyone was expectant and I think we responded well.“It’s true that today’s game helped us take a step forward without Leo. Our intention was, knowing who we were facing, for Inter not to have the ball and to be very quick in our pressing after losing the ball.“They’re an attacking team, but we were the better team throughout. Arthur played very well and I’m very happy with him.“The change? I didn’t want to risk him because he had a little knock and with everything that’s coming up…”last_img

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