Goals from Rodrigo and Kevin Gameiro saw Barcelona’s Copa del Rey reign ended at the Benito Villamarín as the Spanish champions’ season fizzled out completely.
Valverde spoke about how he was feeling in the post-match press conference and says the team failed to fulfil expectations.
“I feel fine. When you win, obviously you feel much better, much happier -- but this is a different feeling to [Liverpool], even though we’ve lost again.
”We have not been able to fulfill the expectations that we’ve created throughout the season. A month ago, we celebrated the La Liga title thinking about winning a Treble and we’ve been knocked off that path at the decisive moment. We’re here to win trophies, nothing else.
”But I am fine, I am fine [...] When managers lose, we always want to make amends and turn things around. There is no doubt about that. I know losing is tough. Something was lacking. That responsibility [I have] is difficult, but you have to accept it.”
Source | ESPN
The defeat will pile even more pressure on Valverde ahead of what could be a summer of big changes at the Camp Nou.