Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Headlines

Barcelona coach coy on Catalonia crisis

Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde pictuerd during a match on October 21, 2017, said when asked about Catalonian independence in a press conference on October 27, “I would like to remain focused on the sporting side of things” © AFP/File / Josep LAGO

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct 27Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde repeatedly batted away questions on the Catalonia crisis on Friday insisting it was not his role to enter the political fray.

With Catalonia’s regional parliament approving a declaration of independence dominating news Friday Valverde was preparing Barcelona for an away game at Athletic Bilbao in Spain’s La Liga.

“Everyone has their responsibility,” he said refusing to speak about the political crisis.

“I am the coach of Barcelona and I will try to have my team win,” he said

“I’m just focussed on winning this match,” said Valverde.

Bombarded with consistent questions on the crisis Valverde remained stoic.

“It’s not for me to draw conclusions, but like everyone I have my own opinion on the matter,” he said.

“But I would like to remain solely focussed on the sporting side of things.”

“Nothing has happened yet and so far we are talking about assumptions (about the crisis). It’s okay drawing conclusions but let’s just talk about reality,” he said.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“And the reality is that tomorrow we have a game and we will try to win it.”

“Athletico are very strong at home and always have been. Their fans get behind them and the team never gives up,” he said of Saturday’s rivals who sit 11th in La liga 14 points behind Barca.

“And they always seem very motivated when we go there, its a real classic every time we go.

“It’s a game everybody wants to play in, it’s a stressful game against a dangerous team,” he added.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Features

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – The Kakamega High School ‘Green Commandos’ have produced a plethora of talent over the past decades in Kenyan football...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved