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Barcelona coach Valverde reviews performance of summer arrivals

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has offered a review of their summer signings after first six months at the Nou Camp.

The biggest name has been Antoine Griezmann, who has pleased Valverde with his work ethic.

Valverde said, "Antoine Griezmann is not just a goalscorer but also a hard worker. He knows how to drop into midfield and he knows the moment in which he has to help the full back. We are very happy with him.

"Frenkie de Jong covers a lot of ground and he is playing well. However, he still has more to give, especially inside the opponents' box."

On goalkeeper Neto and defender Junior Firpo, he added: “Neto and Junior are performing as expected. When Junior has come in for Jordi Alba, he has done it well and he is more and more involved. As for Neto, he is always ready to come in and he is a very competitive player."

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