El Clasico has indeed ended, but the ending of the super big match ended anticlimax, which of course disappointed the Camp Nou public. But in addition to the final results, what makes Barcelona fans wonder is the decision of coach Ernesto Valverde dismissed the club’s mainstay midfielder, Sergio Busquets.
El Clasico match the first volume of this season took place Thursday morning WIB (19/12). The match between Barcelona against Real Madrid was held at the headquarters of the pride of the Catalan giant, Nou Camp. The match took place fiercely, as had happened in a match between the two teams in previous seasons.
But it is unfortunate because both Barcelona and Real Madrid both did not manage to score until the fight was over. As a result, both teams have to pocket just one point, which results in making the position in the La Liga standings unchanged, with Barcelona who remain at the top of the standings.
However, apart from the final results, what was highlighted in the match was the strange decision of coach Ernesto Valverde. He pushed aside midfielder Sergio Busquets from the start, then preferred to play Ivan Rakitic. But after the match, Valverde tried to explain the reasons behind his decision.
“He had a fever before the match and could not participate, nothing more. In the end, I decided not to play it. He didn’t fall from a fever or anything. “He was just a little annoyed and I chose not to play it from the start in order to get him down in the middle of the game,” Valverde said in a press conference after the match, quoted from Marca.
Indeed, a draw keeps Barcelona at the top of the table because of goal difference. However, Valverde is aware that this draw was not what the Catalan Giant fans expected.
“We can finish with the same number of points. We play at home and we have more obligations. “We want to win and it’s normal for a match like this to be complicated,” he said.
But anyway, Barcelona can forget this draw, and focus on the next match in week 18, where they will face Deportivo Alaves on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Camp Nou.