Ernesto Valverde has always been criticized for his coaching philosophy. However, the Barcelona coach was able to silence discordant voices while beating Inter Milan in the 2019/2029 Champions League group stage match at Camp Nou Stadium on Thursday (3/10) early morning hrs. In that match, the Blaugrana won by a score of 2-1.
Barcelona’s appearance did not look good during the first round. Moreover, the host had conceded first when the game has been running for three minutes. Is Lautaro Martinez, who successfully break down goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
After the game looks less developed in the first round. Valverde finally made an important decision in the second half by withdrawing Sergio Busquets and replacing him with Arturo Vidal.
The scenario carried out by the Barcelona coach is fairly good. Because Vidal can maintain the balance of the flow of the ball in midfield and defense. Because he was involved in defense and attack.
Two minutes after coming in, Barcelona was able to equalize to 1-1 through goals scored by Luis Suarez. The Chilean midfielder’s contribution really made a positive impact through an accurate pass which was completed through a goal by the Uruguayan striker.
“This is a very valuable victory against direct rivals. We reacted, in some ways, to correct mistakes in the first half. We know if we continue to play like that we can lose,” Suarez said for Valverde’s brilliant decision, quoted by Marca.
“Valverde told us to be more organized when urgent. That is why we have a coach, to correct this error,” he continued.
Valverde still deserves praise for changing a brilliant game to beat Inter: “Why can’t we give him support by pushing him so the team can get back into shape?” Suarez added.