Pique, Fati and even Alena: Barca players say their goodbye to Valverde
The Valverde era at Camp Nou has finished.
Ernesto Valverde has left Barcelona after two and a half years in charge. The coach posted a letter thanking the players, the staff and the club for everything. The best part of the squad also said their final to the coach through their social media accounts.
Gerard Pique: "You are leaving the leading team [in La Liga] after winning 2 leagues in 2 years. It was an honour to work at your service and I hope everything goes great for you. It's always a pleasure to come across people like you in life. A big hug, boss."
Jordi Alba: "Thank you, boss, for the work you have done and for the great person you are. My best wishes to you and your staff. Good luck!"
Sergio Busquets: "Thank you for these two and a half years, boss. I wish you and your staff all the best!"
Arthur: "Today ends the cycle of a very important person to me since my arrival at FC Barcelona. I am here to thank Ernesto Valverde for welcoming me so well at the club.
"It was fundamental in my adaptation in Spain. Thanks for all the conversations that have made me evolve both on and off the pitch. I can only wish good things and success in the next chapters of your career."
Riqui Puig: "With you in charge I have made my debut, I grew and learned with the first team. Thank you and good luck, Ernesto."
Ansu Fati: "Boss, first of all, thank you for everything you did for me, you gave me the opportunity to fulfil one of my dreams. Thank you to all your staff for everything I learned working with you, I wish you all the best and many successes. I will be eternally grateful! Thank you so much!!"
Frenkie de Jong: "Thank you for everything, Mr Valverde. Good luck to you and all your staff."
Sergi Roberto: "Thank you very much for your professionalism and commitment until the last moment, but above all, for your personality. I wish you and all your staff all the best!"
Samuel Umtiti: "Thank you for everything. It was an honour to work with you. Good luck."
Carles Perez: "Thank you, boss, for trusting me and giving me the opportunity to fulfil my dream. I wish you and your staff the best in the future."