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Ernesto Valverde says sack talk is inevitable after Super Cup defeat

Barcelona were beaten 3-2 by Atletico Madrid

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Ernesto Valverde said talk he might be sacked by Barcelona is inevitable after watching his side lose 3-2 to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.

The champions went into the final 10 minutes of the match leading 2-1 but conceded late goals to Alvaro Morata and Angel Correa as they slumped to defeat.

Barca have now won just one of their last five matches in all competitions, and Valverde offered his thoughts after the full-time whistle.

“Coaches always move with the idea of working hard and giving everything in every game,” he said.

“We know what football is like, that there is always permanent instability.

“When the results are bad or when you lose, as has happened tonight, I suppose we will talk about this and other things. It’s inevitable but I will do my job.”

Source | Yahoo

The defeat has placed further scrutiny on Ernesto Valverde’s tenure as Barcelona boss, with his future reportedly set to be discussed in a board meeting on Monday.

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