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Barcelona coach Valverde: Football people know Sergi Roberto isn't a dirty player

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insists Sergi Roberto isn't a "dirty player".

Valverde was forced to defend Roberto after his tackle on Valencia's Andreas Pereira ruled the Valencia star out for a month.

Suggestions that Roberto was an aggressive player were immediately dismissed.

"Sergi Roberto is not under suspicion, he always goes for the ball," Valverde said to the gathered media.

"He isn't a dirty player, and in that particular circumstance the rival came off worse.

"Football people know Sergi Roberto."

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