The Blaugrana coach admitted he is not too focused on the club’s eternal rivals but did compare Ronaldo’s departure to that of Neymar.
Watch Valverde speak ahead of his team’s trip to Valladolid (12.15am UAE time on Sunday) below:
Hello Barcelona fans!
With the La Liga season underway and the transfer window deadline looming in Spain (August 31), there is no shortage of news coming out from the Camp Nou.
10:35pm – Rafinha and Paco Alcacer left out of Barcelona’s squad
Barcelona have announced the 18-man squad to travel to Real Valladolid.
Rafinha Alcantara and Paco Alcacer however are not included while Thomas Vermaelen is also left out.
9:00pm – Real Valladolid v Barcelona preview
Barcelona will be looking to make it two wins out of two when they travel to Real Valladolid on Sunday.
7:00pm – Barca talking points
Brendon Netto lists three talking points ahead of the trip to Real Valladolid including Luis Suarez’s need to adapt.
12:00pm – Alcacer inches closer to Dortmund move
The German club are set to secure the Spaniard on an initial loan deal, with an option to buy, as they look to strengthen their forward line.
The former Valencia and Getafe forward has played second fiddle to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez over the course of his two campaigns to date at the Camp Nou, and is seeking a new challenge away from the club.