He is a great player … who is in a different team and nothing else & # 39; Ernesto Valverde takes away the chances that Neymar will return to Barcelona as a team prepares for La Liga clash
- The former Barcelona Neymar is heavily connected with a return to Spain
- Boss Ernesto Valverde insisted that he did not think about the Brazilian
- Champion of La Liga underwent training for the game against Eibar on Sunday
Press club Sportstaf
Ernesto Valverde may need a new striker, but he has reduced the likelihood that Neymar will soon return to Barcelona.
Valverde admitted that the club could look forward to strengthening the attack after Munir El Haddadi had completed a move to Valencia, after he had rejected a new deal at the club where he entered the ranks.
But he said to talk about a dramatic return to the club for Brazilian striker Neymar – who joined Paris St Germain in a record-breaking 200 million euro deal 2017 – was a hit.
Ernesto Valverde played with Neymar and acclaimed club captain Lionel Messi
Brazilian attacker Neymar is linked to a return to the Spanish champions in January
"He is a great player, a world-class player who is in a different team and nothing else," Valverde said. & # 39; Nobody called me to tell me anything else. & # 39;
There is also speculation about the future of another Brazilian, with some suggestions that Philippe Coutinho would be on his way out of the Nou Camp.
But Valverde supported the former midfielder of Liverpool, who missed a penalty against Levante in the Copa del Rey, to get well.
& # 39; You have days when you are more fortunate than others, & # 39; he said. C Coutinho has had great games and we hope he keeps them. He must continue to improve. & # 39;
The team of the first team was called hard during the training for their collision with Eibar
Philippe Coutinho has not reached his best form since he joined Barcelona, but Valverde praised him
Come on Sunday's game against Eibar all eyes again on Lionel Messi, who are looking to score his 400th league goal for Barca.
& # 39; This is a spectacular figure that is unreachable for all of us in this room & # 39 ;, he said. I hope the 400th goal will be fast. & # 39;
The Blaugrana resume LaLiga action after their 2-1 Copa del Rey defeat in Levante on Thursday night, looking for their grip at the top, currently five points free of Atletico Madrid
Valverde made several changes against Levante, with young people Juan Miranda and Chumi included, along with the new arrival Jeison Murillo, while Ousmane Dembele, Malcom and Coutinho were also on display.
Messi, Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba are all ready to take action again against Eibar.
Gerard Pique can return to the starting grid after missing Copa Del Rey against Levante
On-loan forward Marc Cucurella believes that Eibar's life is' uncomfortable & # 39; must make for parent club Barcelona if they go to the Nou Camp on Sunday.
Mid-table Eibar has a bad recent record against Barcelona, having lost the last eight games in a row.
The lords of José Luis Mendilibar have been hard to beat in recent weeks, played four consecutive draw matches and beat Real Madrid 3-0 at home in November.
Cucurella came through the Blaugrana youth and was impressed last season by Barcelona B.
The 20-year-old feels that Eibar can not afford to be intimidated in the Nou Camp.
Marc Cucurella is for rent at Eibar from Barcelona and probably plays against his parents' association
& # 39; It becomes a very special game that we find very excited to play, both for me and for the team. We are confident that we will achieve a good result, "Cucurella said on the Eibar website.
& # 39; This year we have achieved good results against difficult teams. We do good football outside the house. Being super-concentrated can produce something positive. & # 39;
Cucurella added: "As we have done to Madrid, we must make them feel uncomfortable, not play football and feel uncomfortable.
We will have to run a lot and give everything to make a game almost perfect to get something out of the Camp Nou. & # 39;