‘Juventus victory very positive’

Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde declared the friendly win over Juventus ‘very positive’ and lauded Sergi Roberto.

Neymar scored twice in the victory over the Serie A champions and while Valverde touched on the Brazilian, whose future remains in doubt, it was Sergi who he highlighted.

“He’s someone we value. Now he’s returning to play in midfield. That versatility, the fact that a player can play in several positions, is a positive. Let’s see how the season goes,” Valverde said, Mundo Deportivo reports, while Sergi Samper was also praised.

“He was good, in line with the other players. He comes from a difficult season, after being loaned to a team with a lot of difficulties. As we go forward we’ll make a decision and talk to him. He was good today, and we’re happy for him,” Valverde added.

“We wanted to try and take the initiative of the game, to try to be together with the intention always to dominate the game knowing the difficulty of the rival. We’re in a phase were we have to add minutes and take confidence and this victory is very positive.”

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