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Riqui Puig says Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is ‘a crack as a manager’

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The teenager featured in Saturday’s defeat to Celta Vigo

RC Celta de Vigo v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Barcelona starlet Riqui Puig was full of praise for manager Ernesto Valverde after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo at Balaidos.

The 19-year-old made his second La Liga start of the season in the game and was pleased to see a number of other youngsters get their chance to impress in the first team.

“It’s good that players from the B team are getting chances,” he said.

“Valverde’s a crack as a manager and gives me a lot of advice. It’s difficult to manage this dressing room and he’s doing it really well.”

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Saturday’s defeat to Celta Vigo was just Valverde’s fourth in 74 La Liga games as Barcelona coach, two of those defeats have occurred when the title has already been wrapped up.

Meanwhile, Puig put in another encouraging performance for Barcelona and certainly does not look out of place in the first team.