Barcelona won their first trophy in the 2018/19 campaign after beating Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup match, which took place at the Stade de Tanger, Morocco, on Monday morning (8/8) local time. Team’s coach, Ernesto Valverde said he was very happy with the victory, which he said could lift the players mentally ahead of the new season campaign.
As is known, Barcelona is obliged to face Sevilla to compete for the Spanish Super Cup this season. Indeed, the Catalan giants managed to win the Copa Del Rey and la Liga titles last season, but they did not automatically win the Spanish Super Cup trophy, and had to face Sevilla who were Copa Del rey runners-up last season.
In the match, Barcelona dominated from the start and finally managed to win by a landslide score of 2-0. Each goal was scored by Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele. Thus, the Catalan giants officially won their first trophy in the 2018/19 season. Team’s coach, Ernesto Valverde admitted that he was very happy with the victory, because according to him the trophy made the players more confident to face the 2018/19 season campaign.
“We are happy to compete for titles with great opponents. This fight situation is different, many players have just started training this week. The game was difficult, where we had to be left behind to get upside down. Luckily we are getting better as the game progresses. ”
“It’s always good to win in an event like this, where you realize that you are constantly developing and increasing the potential to live the season in a positive way,” said Valverde, as quoted by Marca.
For Valverde, this is the third trophy he won since he was appointed Barcelona’s new manager last summer.