Valverde on Barca game plan vs United: 'To try to score. Anything else would be absurd'
- The boss insists the Catalans aren't going to defend their one-goal lead from the first leg.
- He says: "We have scored a goal away from home but we can't sit on that. We will be true to our style."
Ernesto Valverde reveals Barcelona's game plan against Manchester United for Tuesday's second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals showdown. The boss insists he isn't going to play too cautious, trying to defend the one-goal lead from the reverse fixture.
Daily Mirror quote the boss as saying: "We have scored a goal away from home but we can't sit on that. We will be true to our style but we are also aware of what they have in attack and the game can't become you attack us, we attack you. We don't want them to score but our game plan as always will be to try to score, anything else would be absurd."
He continues: "It's always important to maintain control, be safe with the ball or be prepared to press. It's not just a defensive issue, it's always important to avoid the game getting out of control."
📰 [SPORT] | Trident to return against Man Utd with Dembele set to get the nod— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) April 15, 2019
🔷 EV doesn’t want to speculate and plans to play on the front foot. Therefore, the trident of Messi, Suarez and Dembele will return
🔶 The last time they played together was the 5-1 win against Lyon pic.twitter.com/MN8Tx2dULu
There have been rumours in the Catalan press that Valverde is going to field his usual attacking trident formed of Luis Suarez, Leo Messi and Ousmane Dembele. Is it the right option?