Ernesto Valverde has admitted that everyone at Barcelona is ‘relaxed’ following the news that Lionel Messi has extended his contract with the club until 2021.
“As Leo has said, the renewal was already done and all that was missing was the formal ceremony of the signing,” Valverde said ahead of Barcelona’s game against Valencia on Sunday.
“We are all more relaxed now but we were already seeing the commitment he has with the club.”
Barcelona play Valencia on Sunday but Valverde doesn’t believe that it’s a title decider at such an early stage of the campaign.
Ernesto Valverde valued in a press conference the game against Valencia and the renewal of Messi.
“Whatever happens in the match, there will still be a lot of Liga ahead, ” he continued.
“Regardless of the state of form of Valencia, they are always interesting matches.”