Barcelona coach Valverde backs under-pressure Conte - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/02/2018

Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde has backed under-pressure Chelsea manager Antonio Conte ahead of the Champions League game against Barcelona later this month.

Valverde insisted he has had a ‘great career’, Conte champion Chelsea to the Premier League title in his debut season in England, having won the Italia Serie A title with Juventus on three occasions and Supper Coppa Italiana on two occasions.

 “You are making a big prediction because at the moment nothing has happened,” Valverde told a press conference.

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“Do you want me to tell you what is going to happen in the future? Or about your prediction? There are no changes at this point in time.

“Chelsea’s head coach is the one who led them to last year’s Premier League title – one of many titles he has won throughout a great career.

“There is not too much to think about.”

Conte’s team will host Barcelona in the Champions League second round on February 14 and the return leg will be 13th of March.