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Glass rout leaves Barcelona with inquiries regarding character and mentor

The support from Barcelona's club president Josep Maria Bartomeu came however it was not as persuading as previously.
A week ago he said mentor Ernesto Valverde was "trusted totally" however as Valencia's players moved on the pitch at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, hurling the Copa del Rey between them, his help felt increasingly saved.
"Ernesto has an agreement for next season," Bartomeu said. "He's the mentor. I don't think this thrashing is his issue."
At the point when gotten some information about Valverde's future on Friday, Lionel Messi showed he needed him to remain, the commander's endorsement maybe considerably more noteworthy than that of the president.

"I sincerely trust the supervisor has completed a noteworthy activity amid his time in control," said Messi. "I might want him to proceed."



Yet, that was before the 2-1 last thrashing to Valencia on Saturday, which, notwithstanding a second-half flood, propelled by Messi and his objective 17 minutes before the end, leaves a title-winning season overwhelmed in dissatisfaction.
Valverde has never been adored at Camp Nou, the question marks hanging over him to do with issues less substantial than results.
All things considered, in La Liga, they completed this season 19 points in front of Real Madrid, whom they beat by a total score of 10-2 more than four matches, and 11 clear of Atletico.
Rather, his doubters whine about style, seen as excessively inflexible, and appropriateness, a 55-year-old accountable for his 6th club, reasonable and statesmanlike, however inadequate with regards to the bubble for a mentor of Barcelona.
The two contentions are connected and, as of not long ago, needed proof to give them weight. Yet, maybe questions can act naturally satisfying and when Rodrigo headed in Valencia's second on Saturday night, the players may have started to trust them as well.
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"It has been a decent year," said Gerard Pique. "In any case, we expected to complete a greatly improved year. The taste is ambivalent."

Bartomeu should now choose if Valverde can take Barcelona where they frantically need to go, to triumph in the Champions League, and if not, who could.
There is a late spring deal on super-mentors yet none of Massimiliano Allegri, Jose Mourinho or Antonio Conte are advocates of the Barca DNA.
At the opposite end of the range is Quique Setien, a football perfectionist consistently connected before, aside from he has quite recently gone separate ways with Real Betis for neglecting to coordinate style with results.
Or on the other hand previous midfielder Xavi, with a feeling of fate and genuine veneration of the fans. He has the trophies too yet less days, not to mention clubs, as a completely fledged mentor.

Any successor to Valverde would be accused of progress, which must be winning the Champions League, a reassertion of character and, presently, restoration.

It would be unreasonable on Valencia's resolved, gutsy execution to state this last was a game Barcelona never needed to play.
Be that as it may, for 30 minutes before half-time, they were level, unsettled by Kevin Gameiro's opener and, at last, vanquished by Rodrigo heading in again 13 minutes after the fact.
Each time, Valverde's players looked beaten, depleted of the conviction that made them champions, rather looking into space and floundering in self indulgence.
"We're down, we can't conceal it," said Valverde.

At the point when Barcelona won the alliance with three diversions to save a month ago, Bartomeu felt sufficiently certain to pronounce: "We need the treble".

On the off chance that it seemed as though he was putting weight on his players, it was on the grounds that they accepted as well. They took a 3-0 lead over Liverpool, with a potential last to come against either Ajax or Tottenham.
Beat a Valencia side as yet battling even to make La Liga's best four and each of the three noteworthy trophies would be theirs. It appeared inside contacting separation.
Rather, 41 practically impeccable weeks have been fixed in under three.
At the point when the last whistle blew, Valencia's staff and substitutes hurried on, past Barcelona's players, some of whom sank to their knees. Others just walked off, excited for everything to be finished.