Ernesto Valverde: It is normal for Barcelona fans to demand more

Ernesto Valverde accepts whistles from Barcelona fans after the draw with Slavia Prague: “It’s good for people to demand more.”

The Blaugrana were hugely disappointing in the scoreless draw at the Camp Nou which means their hopes of progressing from a tough group are no longer guaranteed.

It followed on just three days after Valverde’s side slipped to a 3-1 league defeat at Levante – their third loss in La Liga in just 11 outings.

Fans voiced their displeasure at the full-time whistle on Tuesday with the visiting Czech side a superior team and creating chances themselves to pick up all three points.

“It's good for people to demand more,” Valverde said of the whistles, as cited by Marca.

“You always like to win. Today, the truth is that we have not carried out the plays that we have had worked on. They, without creating clear opportunities, made danger when they dispossessed us.

“The other day we lost against Levante. It does not escape us that it was not one of our best games. Neither that nor today. We have to respond.

“Today it has not been one of our best games. Obviously, we came from losing (on Saturday) and that has unbalanced us. It has not been a perfect day like other games at home. That generates frustration for not winning and because the match has not been good. 

“In football everything happens very fast. Three days ago we were in a winning streak and three days later we are in a bad moment. If in three days you enter a pothole, it means that in three days you can leave it.

“The season begins and there is no talk of winning a title, there is talk of winning three or four. The frustration you have when you don't win a game is high.”

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