How Ernesto Valverde's men could line up against Manchester United
- Author: Angelo Rivera Apr 17, 2019,
Apr 17, 2019, 12:33
Luis Suarez was also banned, with Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Clement Lenglet given the chance to recuperate too ahead of the return against United at Camp Nou, where Barca will start with 1-0 lead from the first leg.
"It's a big challenge, a special occasion, in Spain, against Barcelona, a Champions League night, so it's going to be an awesome game". We hope we can do that and score and make it very hard for them.
Kean was an unused substitute for the first leg, which ended in a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam after David Neres cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's headed opener.
"The plan has not come out, but we have reached the 80th minute alive". "But we've had such a remarkable run of results this season that it was more important to focus on the Champions League game coming up".
Then they would match the previous best of winning the title with five games to spare achieved by Torino in 1947-1948, Fiorentina in 1955-1956 and Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan in 2006-2007. He added: 'We all draw from old experiences. "We will make changes but with the aim of putting out a competitive team". "Tomorrow we have to write our own destiny and so do Manchester United". He played for around 70 minutes the other day and played well.
"Every team will try to play their game based on the players they have, and we will try to play our game".
"Of course we always want to win, but there were some exceptional circumstances for us here", Valverde told his postmatch news conference.
Barcelona were even said to have offered a player Malcom for the possibility of signing Willian, but all their efforts were futile.
Valverde confirmed Lionel Messi is fit to play against United on Tuesday, despite being given a bloody nose in a clash with Chris Smalling during the first leg. "I don't know to what extent because he has been out for four weeks", Valverde said. He made an immediate impact, helping the club sweep the league, Copa del Rey and Champions League, scoring seven goals in Europe.