NEWS
Saturday November 2 2019
Ernesto Valverde admits to concerns over Barcelona's away form

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has conceded that he is growing concerned about his team's away form.

He has consistently stated that La Blaugrana must learn how to win at difficult opponents in La Liga, but he was frustrated at full time, following their 3-1 defeat at Levante.

Lionel Messi put the Catalan side 1-0 up before half time at the Ciutat de Valencia, but second half goals from Jose Campana, Real Madrid loanee Borja Mayoral and Nemanja Radoja snatched the three points for the hosts.

"I must admit that we are having issues away from the Camp Nou.

"I have said this before, and I am concerned about our approach away from home.

"It is always important to approach these games in the correct way.

"But I think that we lost our way in the second half."

Barcelona lost their first game of the 2019-20 season, away at Athletic Bilbao, with two draws and a defeat in their following three away games in both La Liga and Champions League action.

However that had looked to be improving for Valverde, with wins on the road at Getafe, Eibar and Slavia Prague in recent weeks, but their latest slip will be of concern to the Barcelona boss.

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