Barca will still be top next week – Valverde calms form fears11th February 2019
Ernesto Valverde does not believe Barcelona’s current form is a cause for concern.
Barca had their LaLiga lead trimmed to five points by Real Madrid’s derby win over Atletico Madrid this weekend – their subsequent goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao meaning the advantage stands at six points with 15 games remaining.
Including last week’s 1-1 draw with Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final, Valverde’s side are without a win in three matches across all competitions.
Speaking to reporters after the game at his old San Mames stomping ground, the Blaugrana head coach suggested a dose of perspective was required.