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Ernesto Valverde talks Denis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Ivan Rakitic ahead of Sevilla

The latest updates from the Barcelona boss

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Ernesto Valverde has been talking to the press ahead of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg against Sevilla at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona go into the game 2-0 down and Valverde talked about the match, the future of Denis Suarez and an update on Ousmane Dembele’s recovery from injury.

Valverde on Sevilla

We want to give our fans a good performance. We would be delighted to pull off a comeback. There are nights we remember with time and we would like this to be the case.

I encourage the fans to come to be able to experience this great moment, if we get through, and for them to help us. Sevilla took advantage of the support in the first leg and we want to make the most of it too.

Valverde on Denis Suarez to Arsenal rumors

I know that Denis was in this situation, it’s not official and we have to wait a little bit, it was a possibility that everyone valued and we hope that if it happens, it will go well.

Valverde on Ousmane Dembele

Dembélé is doing well, but I can not say if he’ll be back for Valencia. It is difficult, he has not yet entered training with the rest of the squad. I guess he will be back next week.

Valverde on Ivan Rakitic

He is a very important player for us. He has been showing that throughout these last few years. There is no doubt, but to guess the future is to go too far. He is essential for us.

Valverde on Nelson Semedo

Nelson is a very difficult player to overlook and I played him the other day at Sevilla because of Jesus Navas and to give Jordi Alba some rest.

We are very happy with him as he is very difficult to deal with because of his speed and little by little, he improves in attack.

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