Ernesto Valverde insists Barcelona's only focus is Las Palmas and not Atletico Madrid

Sport360 staff 14:17 01/03/2018
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Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde insists he and his players will not be thinking about their huge clash with Atletico Madrid this weekend when they take on Las Palmas away from home on Thursday night.

Atletico’s win on Wednesday saw the gap between the two teams at the top of La Liga close to four points, ahead of Barca’s clash with relegation-threatened Las Palmas.

With the two set to meet on Sunday, Valverde has made it clear that the focus for Barca is not on the test that awaits against Diego Simeone’s men.

“There is no point in thinking about the game on Sunday (against Atletico de Madrid) if you do not win (against Las Palmas) because these also are our points, as well as the others,” he told reporters.

“The focus is on (Thursday’s) game and considering how (Diego) Simeone, the Atletico Madrid coach competes, it is clear that they will compete until the end.

“I have no doubt that he does not think the league is finished and neither do we.”

Check out the video to see what Valverde had to say about Las Palmas and also Real Madrid’s La Liga chances.

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