Barcelona beat Alaves 2-0 and now have six points in their first two LaLiga matches of the season, Paulinho made his debut, Ousmane Dembele signed at the club just a couple of days ago, but their coach has no doubt that the squad needs further additions.
We hope to have a better team on the 31st. We hope that, when the last day of the market comes, we have a better and more competitive team. That’s clear
Ernesto Valverde told Barca TV. The Blaugrana are reported to be pushing for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho, counting mostly on the player’s desire to move to Barcelona from Liverpool.
The Catalan giants are also reported to be after Willian, but Chelsea have already lost key players this summer, like Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, and it looks like they are unwilling to let another important player go.
Lionel Messi scored Barcelona’s both goals at Alaves in the second half having missed a penalty in the first one.
It was a very tricky game, difficult because they closed the game down with very little space. They sat very deep and it was difficult to find spaces. We had to be very patient. It was also hot, but we were able to get things right
Valverde said, talking about the game.