Valverde says he would not trade league loss at Wanda for UCL win in June
Barcelona : In the lead up to the Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid showdown, Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has fielded an interesting question from the press.
"Would he rather win in the upcoming La Liga away match against Los Rojiblancos at Wanda Metropolitano stadium or win in a possible UEFA Champions League (UCL) final also slated to be played at Atletico's home stadium in June 2019?," Valverde was asked in the press conference on Friday evening.
Valverde then stated he wanted Barça to win against Atletico Madrid and then afterwards in all of the Catalan squad's matches, reports Efe news.
"I just think about winning all the matches. Until June, we have to pass (through) all the hard winter matches," Valverede said.
"Atletico Madrid are clear title candidates and we will try to be at our best to win the game," the head coach added.