Lionel Messi Reveals What He Expects From New Barcelona Boss Valverde

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Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr Talk About Their New Coach Ernesto Vavlerde 

Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr Talk About Their New Coach Ernesto Vavlerde
FC Barcelona football star Lionel Messi (L) answers questions beside teammate Neymar (R) during a press conference to announce new sponsorship with Japanese internet retailer Rakuten in Tokyo on July 13, 2017. Japan's major internet retailer Rakuten entered into main sponsorship contract with FC Barcelona. / AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA

Barcelona failed to win any top flight silverware for the first time in three years in what turned out to be the final season at the Camp Nou for their previous manager Luis Enrique.

They did manage to find an exciting replacement in Ernesto Valverde but Barcelona are yet to add any player to their first team for the next season and they will have to work quickly to get their deals done this summer.

The Barcelona players are finally back in training after the break they got at the end of the previous season and many were present in a presentation recently.

The likes of  Gerard Pique, Neymar and Arda Turan, Lionel Messi was at the presentation for new Barcelona shirt sponsors, Rakuten,

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It was a sparkling affair with few of the best players in world football taking the stage to talk about a few things.

Lionel Messi all praises for Valverde

Argentine star Lionel Messi was on the mic for a brief period during this presentation and he had some kind words for his new manager.

Speaking to the media during the event, Messi revealed that their aim for the next season is to win as many titles as possible.

He also went on to say that Valverde has already shown that he is a great coach and he has confidence in him to help his side win some glory next season.

I have a great desire to meet the new coach, to start work and to give maximum effort,” Messi said to reporters.

“Valverde has already shown that he is a great coach.”

“Whenever we start the season, the goals are clear in Barcelona, we want to try to win everything we play in and hopefully we can do that this year.

“We all start from scratch again, we don’t know Valverde’s way of working yet, but he has done very well at Valencia and Athletic,” he added.

Neymar Jr also had something motivating to say

The Brazilian playmaker also stressed on the fact that Barca will look to win everything possible next season but he was also asked about the competition between the players at the club, to which he came out with a fitting reply.

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“Our goal for this season is to win everything, always,” the Brazilian said.

I don’t care who scores the goals if we win. When he gets one I’m happy, and in addition to being teammates we are friends away from football.”

He was clearly enjoying the local hospitality. too

“The affection of the people is great and their food I really like. I have visited the country many times,” he concluded,” he added.

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