Pique Backs Valverde To Deliver At Barcelona

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Spanish defender Gerard Pique has stated he expects much success from new Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde.

Valverde was named the new manager this season, replacing Luis Enrique, he signed a two-year deal, with an option for another year.

“He’s the right person to move forward,” Pique told Omnisport. “He has consolidated his career with a lot of time in La Liga and he was a player for Barcelona. I think he has all the requirements to make a great year.”

Forward Neymar is also expecting a positive year, despite admitting that he knows little about him.

“I don’t know him personally but I have heard a lot of good things,” said the Brazil star.

However, Pique warned that Valverde will have to deliver an exciting style of play as well as silverware, something that predecessor Luis Enrique was often accused of failing to do.

“Our philosophy is not only to win, but win playing well,” said the Spain international. “We have players for that and it’s what we try to do every game.

“This is a show, and people go to enjoy it. It’s not about just winning 1-0 and playing defensively the whole game.”



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