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Barcelona coach Valverde: Vidal wasn't putting pressure on me

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has shrugged off the latest exit comments from Arturo Vidal.

Vidal recently spoke of his need to leave the club either in January or next summer should he not be a first-team regular, yet Valverde defended his player.

The coach said, "I do not perceive that as putting pressure [on Valverde].

"It is a personal reflection, I'd say.

"We have important games before the winter transfer window.

"He is a player who has fit in very well from the beginning. We are happy with him.

"When he arrived here he knew he was coming to a team that plays in a certain way.

"Players always want to play every game, some will be happier than others.

"There is not much more to say about it."

Carlos Volcano
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