After their surprising 2-1 loss to Levante within the first leg of their last-16 encounter within the Copa del Rey, Barcelona supervisor Ernesto Valverde has hinted that the membership might transfer for an attacking participant within the ongoing switch window as he wants a stronger squad for the second leg in addition to the season forward.
Talking after the primary leg defeat, Valverde clarified the membership’s stance on this switch window as regards to an attacker, said to be Ajax superstar Frenkie De Jong. He mentioned, “If we do not signal a ahead, we’ll proceed with what we’ve got and with gamers from the B crew. We’ll see what occurs.”
The 54-year-old dropped a number of starters for the primary recreation, however he reassured that he is not going to rotate the crew within the return leg on Thursday.
As reported by Marca, Valverde mentioned in his press convention, “Levante are a crew that know what they should do in decisive moments.”
He continued, “They’ve high quality gamers and I really feel like they are going to be extra compact [on the pitch], profiting from their [attacking] weapons [on the counterattack].”
Talking about his expectations from the second leg, Valverde mentioned, “We hope there will likely be a superb ambiance within the stadium and that the followers will assist us within the tough moments. The second match is all the time the decisive one and we’ve got to place the very best crew to attempt to qualify.”
Earlier than their second leg conflict in opposition to Levante tonight, Barcelona beat Eibar 3-Zero in La Liga on Sunday.