Arturo Vidal has admitted he is unhappy with his current bench role at Barcelona, but insists he has no problems with Valverde.
The former Bayern Munich midfielder was frustrated after missing Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Tottenham.
Vidal was also absent in the 1-1 draw against Valencia in the weekend.
Asked about the situation at Camp Nou, the 31-year-old – who is in Miami for Chile’s friendly against Peru on Friday before heading to Queretaro to face Mexico four days later – told reporters: “I am not happy but if I have a problem with the coach I will say it to his face.
“How am I going to be happy if I don’t play, and me of all people. I am someone that has always fought, that has been in the best teams in the world, that has won everything and who wants to continue winning at Barcelona.
“I am fine physically and happy. In the past few games I have been a little irritated but that’s how it is, we will keep battling, there are a lot of important games ahead and we will see.”