Victor Valdes during presentation as youth coach: Maybe Barcelona will fire me but I want to continue

Barcelona Joked about Neymar

Victor Valdes joked during his presentation as the Barcelona Juvenil A coach that his words could get him in trouble and he was proven right after his dismissal on Monday, although for different reasons to the ones mentioned on his first day.

Upon his return to the club as the U19s’ coach, the former goalkeeper was asked about the possibility of Neymar joining the club.

Valdes said that it was not his place to say and that revealing anything could cost him his job.

“[Neymar] would be a great player for the first team but I am in the youth team and so I can’t weigh up such questions.

“You have to ask someone else.

“You’re putting me in a tough spot and maybe they will fire me. My ambition is to continue tomorrow,” Valdes joked during his press conference.

Valdes ended up being dismissed on Monday after long-running disputes with those upstairs at the club, particularly academy director Patrick Kluivert.

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