"Messi has transcended from the social point of view"


The technical director of Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde, noted that Lionel Messi is more than a "simple" footballer, in the preview of the return of the quarterfinals King's Cup against him Seville, to be played this Wednesday at 17h30. "Messi is not a simple player. We are talking not only about a player who does wonderful things, but something that goes beyond", analyzed.

"I have to manage the part of his talent as a player in the field, but I transcended from the social point of view. After the time that has passed since I arrived and of what this means globally, all this is a natural step, "the coach emphasized after learning that the crack of rosarino is protagonist of the new show of Cirque du Soleil.

As for placing the 11th gala to face Sevilla, should return 2 to 0 against, Valverde said: "We made changes last week, as many teams, we made changes in front and did not get a good result. We have a week full of games, but the priority is the match of the cup. We will try to form a team in conditions to pass. "

On the other hand, the coach spoke about how the evolution of Samuel Umtiti it's from Ousmane Dembl: "We are waiting for Umtiti to be incorporated to do something with us. I know it's a bit slow but hopefully next week or next week can be proven in training. I do not think Dembl is against Valencia. One was not able to train. But I think we can have it next week. "

On the possible sale of Ivan Rakitic In the next market for June passes, Valverde was quite reluctant: "He is a very important player, vein showing before I enter. In any case, venturing into the future is a bit risky. But it is not fooling anyone to say that Ivan is very important to us ".

Finally, the coach of the Catalan team referred to the evolution in the game of the lateral Nelson Semedo: "He is a very difficult player to overflow, I put him the other day in Seville because he was (Jess) Navas and he wanted Jordi (Alba) to rest. We are very happy with it.. Defensively it is very difficult to get through your speed and little by little is improving in the attack. "


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