In the ongoing season, Barcelona could not start the season as the defending champion but they are quite irregular still now. So, most of the football analysts saw the end of the career of the Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde. Now, once again the pressure has been increased. The team Barcelona has faced the unfortunate defeat in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid earlier today. In a hard time, Barcelona boss Valverde has got his apprentices beside him. Yes, the Spanish manager Ernesto Valverde is getting the support of Barca players! The captain of the team Lionel Messi and the Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez stated that they have full support on their coach Valverde.
At the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, Saudi Arabia earlier today the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup took place. It was the 2nd semi-final that was hosted between Barca and Atletico. Barcelona was defeated by a 3 - 2 goals. After getting behind in the first minute of the 2nd half, through the goals of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, the La Liga champion went ahead. But in the end, they conceded two goals and lost the game.
Lionel Messi has said that the players are still behind Ernesto Valverde despite being knocked out of the Supercopa by Atletico Madrid last night. Will the Barcelona manager make it to the end of the season? #Messi #Valverde #Supercopa #365Scores pic.twitter.com/d6xF0WZQ5z
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In the last two seasons of the Champions League, Barcelona was defeated against Roma and Liverpool and their journey was ended. After the incident, the question was raised about the position of Ernesto Valverde. And this time, in the league, Barcelona’s poor performance at their opponent’s venue has made the criticism stronger. In the meantime, they were defeated against Athletic Club, Granada and Levante. In the new year, Barcelona played two matches already but has not found any victory yet.
In the last Saturday, at the venue of Espanyol, they conceded a goal at the last moment and the match ended with a 2 - 2 goals. Before the match against Atletico Madrid, the Barca fans criticized the Barca coach Valverde. But Messi has demanded that the players are with the manager.
Lionel Messi believes Barcelona played well in their Supercopa de Espana defeat to Atletico Madrid, but has called on Ernesto Valverde’s side to cut out “child mistakes”.#BarcaAtletico #LionelMessi https://t.co/NacJLkiqJn
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After the match, LM10 stated that yes, they have full support for the Barca manager. The uncertainty which has grown around Valverde is just a part of football, Messi thought. It is simple after a heartbroken defeat. The fans can say anything. When they can not fill up the expectations of the fans, they will criticize no doubt. And the Uruguayan forward Suarez also felt the same as Messi. He has seen no fault of their manager for the defeat. The coach is concern about the pressure.