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Valverde: Barcelona needed to be more of a threat

Barcelona vs Inter Not happy with the Blaugrana’s display

Francesc Adelantado

Ernesto Valverde wasn’t particularly pleased with Barcelona‘s performance, despite their 2-1 win over Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Luis Suarez‘s brace saw the hosts complete a second-half comeback after going behind to a Lautaro Martinez strike within the first two minutes.

“[Lautaro‘s goal] really put the game in their favour and strengthened their situation a lot,” Valverde said.

“They’re a powerful team, they’re first in the Italian league [after] winning all their matches. They made our lives difficult, but we were better in the second half.”

Barcelona struggled to create many chances in the first half but that changed during the second 45 minutes.

“We needed to transform the match going forward,” Valverde noted.

“We controlled the play with [Sergio] Busquets, Arthur [Melo], [Frenkie] De Jong, but we didn’t have any space to play.

“We needed to be more of a threat in their area and be more decisive in the final third.

“They kept us far away from their goal and we were able to come back.”

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