After missing a pass from Dembélé, part of Barcelona's fans whipped Luis Suarez. A strange pita at the Camp Nou because the striker is synonymous with effort and goals. Or it was because the Uruguayan reads the card now that it is not decisive because in the previous course he preferred to operate to reach the Copa América rather than contest the final of the Copa del Rey. "He is a player who has been injured, who has to take the form in the games," Ernesto Valverde lamented; "but we all know what he gives us and what he will give us because when he is in shape he helps us a lot and scores goals. Everything has its process and we came from playing three days ago and the other day he scored two goals. "And he added:" If he is the third scorer in the club's history, it is for something. "
But it turns out that the Camp Nou stands as a judge as in the old days because he whistled again to Suarez when he left the field to bump his hands with Ansu Fati, who in a few minutes revolutionized the match. “The strikers are here to face. We combine to leave them one on one. And that has to be done by Carles, Messi, Luis, Dembélé … And also Ansu. The haggers are scarce and they give you a lot, ”said Valverde, who also wanted to give her ears:“ Ansu gives us freshness and with the game launched we know what it can give us. You have to add minutes little by little and you cannot be given the responsibility of the team. ” Although before Villarreal he assumed it with bankruptcies, pipes and shots that saw no door. "I was amazed," acknowledged the rival coach, Calleja; “When it has come out it has done everything right. It has a huge quality and does not weigh the responsibility. It is a joy to see him. ”
Griezmann also had it, with a goal and an assist. “Not too bad, right? I have to adapt, but I have three goals. It's about that, of working for the team and marking if you can. ” Before Villarreal, he did it.
Triumph for Barça that will also give peace to Valverde, questioned in recent games. "The memory is very short," Piqué defended him; "Few coaches have won two Leagues and a Cup in their first two years at the club. I think it penalizes the eliminations in the Champions League, but in those games, we have already said it for active and passive, the culprits are the players."
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