"The three points were important because it can be hard after an global break". From a sporting point of view he would be wonderful, but the other view is also understandable.More news: With A French Flourish, Romney Unveils Secret Twitter Account
"The new players are finding their place and trying to understand each other".
The build-up to this game was dominated by the ongoing clashes in Catalonia, sparked by protests against jail sentences handed to nine Catalan separatist leaders, and even forced Barca to change their travel plans for this match at the last minute.
But the real highlight of the game came eight minutes later when Griezmann played Messi onside with an inspired through ball that beat three defenders and opened up the Argentinian for a clear one-on-one with the keeper. They normally play with a lot of pressure. 'Today, I thought we played really well. You have to be very attentive to defend these crosses and counter very quickly.More news: Conor McGregor facing second sexual assault investigation
'He's having a great start to the season, ' Valverde said about the Holland global. "This is why the crowd recognised him".
Valverde's position had come into question after a stuttering start to the campaign but opposite number and former team-mate Jose Luis Mendilibar defended the Barcelona head coach.
"It's not normal for them to lose twice early on, when they usually lose just a couple of times over a whole season", he said after the match. Barcelona had expressed their interest in bringing back Neymar from PSG this summer and the French side were also willing to offload him. I think we haven't seen the best of Frenkie yet.More news: Frank Ocean Launches Queer Club Night in NYC