Valverde gets Bartomeu backing

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has placed his faith in manager Ernesto Valverde.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has placed his faith in manager Ernesto Valverde.

Valverde won the La Liga and Copa del Rey double during his first campaign at the helm and he could repeat that feat this term.

The league title is already in the bag after finishing 2018-19 with an 11-point advantage over second-placed Atletico Madrid, while they face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.

The former Bilbao boss has been unable to provide success in Europe once again but Bartomeu still feels he is the right man for the post.

‘I want to value someone who discreetly and intelligently is helping our team, I’m talking about Ernesto Valverde, who we fully trust,’ Bartomeu said.

‘Winning La Liga has an extraordinary merit and you know better than anyone what it costs to win this league.

‘We had a lot of hope in winning the Champions League and the defeat at Anfield came after an excellent result at home and when the memory of Rome is still very present.

‘I want to make a unanimous call for us to focus on the cup final.

You understand what a ninth double means for our history.

When the season ends we can reflect to see what we can do to win everything again.’

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