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Ernesto Valverde offers his verdict on Barcelona’s Champions League draw

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The boss says it’s a ‘powerful group’

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Ernesto Valverde has offered his verdict on Barcelona’s Champions League draw after the Liga champions discovered their fate on Thursday.

Barcelona will face Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan in Group B, and Valverde seemed happy with his opponents.

“It’s a powerful group, they always are at this stage of the competition,” he said.

“It’s a nice group, too, with teams with different styles of play and four really competitive clubs.

”Inter are back in the Champions League and they’ll be desperate to do well. PSV have [former Barcelona midfielder Mark] van Bommel in charge, someone we know really well.

”And [Mauricio] Pochettino’s Tottenham have very good players. It’s a group which is going to be really well disputed.”

Source | ESPN

Barcelona kick off their Champions League campaign at home to PSV Eindhoven on September 18.