Valverde Rated Comfortably in Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s 3-1 victory over Olympiakos Piraeus in the Champions League is seen as a sign that Blaugrana coach Ernesto Valverde is already at the club.
Barcelona won on Group D’s third matchday at Camp Nou on Thursday (19/10/2017).
The Blaugrana got three points thanks to an own goal by Dimitrios Nikolau in the 18th minute, Lionel Messi (61 ‘), and Lucas Digne (64’).
The only goal from the visitors came from Nikolau (89 ‘).
Messi et al last at the top of Group D with perfect points, 9, from victory in three games.
According to Los Angeles President Josep Maria Bartomeu, the victory shows that Valverde is comfortable at Camp Nou.
“Valverde is already in love with Camp Nou,” Bartomeu said, as quoted by the Marca website.
Barcelona appointed Ernesto Valverde at the start of the season to replace Luis Enrique.
Previously, Valverde was Athletic Bilbao coach.
Bartomeu said that he was satisfied with Valverde’s performance so far.
“We already know the Valverde type as a coach, Barcelona understands that he is an intelligent coach and we believe him.” Barcelona’s performance under the direction of Valverde put us at ease, “he said.