Not directly pointing to coach Ernesto Valverde, but statements by Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu show the future of the Spanish strategist in doubt.
Barca’s second season in the Champions League crowned dream ended by the same scenario. In 2017/18 season they were eliminated in the quarterfinals after leading AS Roma 4-1 in the first leg (losing 0-3 in the second leg, eliminated by the away goal law). The 2018/19 season, the nightmare of the Catalan team continued to recreate, when they were defeated by Liverpool up to 4-3 despite having a 3-0 advantage in the first leg at home.
As the head of the team, it was not surprising that coach Valverde suffered enough axes of public opinion. The Spanish strategist had no reason to justify Barca’s poor performance at Anfield last night, when they had enough experience and class to avoid the trail of a car just a year ago. .
Coach Valverde helplessly looked at Barca’s second season against the tide despite having a 3-goal lead
After the match, the online community is like a wave, in which many Barca fans voiced their demands to sack coach Valverde after 2 Champions League disasters in 2 recent seasons.
There is currently no move from BLD Barca, but the head – Bartomeu chairman in his recent speech is raising uneasy signals about the future of the former Bilbao coach.
“It was a shock. We had a similar match with AS Roma last year. It’s hard to explain. It will take time to ponder. For the second year in a row it was a disaster. “Chairman Bartomeu said.