Ernesto Valverde has faced the press in London ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League group game with Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.
The Barcelona boss spoke about their opponents, the team’s winless run as well as Luis Suarez. Here are the best bits...
Valverde on Tottenham
You should always expect to come up against the best version of your opponent.
We know that they have injuries, but we expect the best from them and we are aware of their strength in attack and defence.
When the draw came out, we expected tough games and we know this one is going to be very hard and difficult for us.
Valverde on Luis Suarez
He has a good goal scoring record, is a player who gives us a lot and doesn’t go missing
Valverde on Harry Kane
He’s a decisive player. We don’t look at whether he’s better or worse. He’s a threat and has a lot of qualities.
Valverde on Barcelona’s winless run
When you don’t get results, you always want to look for reasons. It is because of a mistake or the opponent doing well? We want to make up for [our poor form] now in an important game. We all feel good, we know how things are.
Even when you win everything, there are some discerning voices. Everyone here knows the demands on us and we know that we have to live with that.