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Sergi Roberto defends Valverde’s use of 4-4-2 at Barcelona

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The Barca star also says his renewal is on track

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Sergi Roberto faced the press on Monday ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League game and spoke on a number of topics.

The 25-year-old said his contract renewal was going well, spoke about playing at full-back and in midfield and also about Ernesto Valverde’s 4-4-2 system.

Barca have played the new formation a lot this season, which has left many fans unimpressed, but Sergi says it gives the team a lot of flexibility.

“We feel more comfortable when we've got the ball. We will adapt our system to the team we are playing,” he told the pre-match press conference.

“We may start with a 4-4-2 but as the game progresses we can switch to other systems.

“As you play you switch to different methods, also depending on who has got the ball. We just want to play with the ball.”

The Spaniard also calmed fears over his future and talked about playing in a variety of positions for the club.

“My contract renewal is on track. There are always talks to be had, but I'm sure we'll come to an agreement,” he said.

“I try to play the best I can whatever position that is. Since I’ve been a kid I’ve played in the centre of the park but then I was moved to back full-back and adapated as well as I can.

“For me it’s doing the best I can in the team. If I play in midfield, I really enjoy that, but I also enjoy plaing in defence. It’s not a problem for me.”

Sergi may not mind too much which position he prefers to play in, but most of us would much rather see him in midfield with Nelson Semedo at right-back.