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Valverde wants to remain at Barcelona despite defeat

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 26/05/2019

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde wants to remain at Barcelona despite the defeat against Valencia in the Copa del Rey on Saturday.

Barcelona was shocked by Valencia after the Bats recorded a 2-1 win against the La Liga Champions. Prior to the defeat against Valencia Valverde's future has been in doubt at the Camp Nou following the great collapse against Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals at the Anfield, defeat in the Copa del Rey has further cast doubt about the future of the Spanish tactician, but he's not planning on leaving the Camp Nou

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."Coaches always want to turn things around," he said after the game at the Estadio Benito Villamarin."If you gave me the choice of falling in the final or quarter-final, I'd have preferred the final.

"If I could have chosen between the Champions League quarter-finals or semi-finals, I'd have said semi-finals."Valencia weren't dominant but made the most of their opportunities, which Valverde acknowledged himself.

"They are great on the counter-attack and they were very effective," he said."We played in their half and arrived easily into the area around their box, but we lacked a spark to finish the moves.

"With just the LaLiga Santander title to their name for the season, comparisons were again drawn to that night in Liverpool, which Valverde rejected

."The games were different," he said."We can celebrate the LaLiga [Santander] title. "We had expectations that we couldn't reach."Winning everything is all we wanted, it's in the blood of a winner, but someone always has to lose."
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