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Sport Barcelona still have a squad capable of challenging – Zidane

10:45  26 september  2020
10:45  26 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

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We decided against that.' Barcelona claim that Liverpool were willing to sell Philippe Coutinho for £185million. Barcelona 's director of sport Albert In an attempt to justify their actions in the window, technical secretary Robert Fernandez claimed Ernesto Valverde still has a squad capable of

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes Barcelona have a squad that is capable of "fighting for everything".

After a trophy-less 2019-20 season, Ronald Koeman is rebuilding the Blaugrana, who have seen the likes of Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur and Nelson Semedo leave.

Philippe Coutinho has returned from his loan spell at Bayern Munich and Miralem Pjanic joined from Juventus, while Lionel Messi ended up staying after requesting a move.

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Zidane is thought to want Bale out to help fund a rebuild this summer, but now it appears he just wants his stunning wages off the balance sheet. Top of the responsibility list is dealing with new signings and ensuring United have a long-term plan to resurrect their status from fallen giants.

Zidane, whose Madrid visit Real Betis on Saturday, said Barca were strong enough to again be challenging for titles.

"I will be respectful. Besides, I don't know what's going on inside, that's why I don't want to get involved," the Madrid coach told a news conference.

"I think each club has their own issues and difficulties. I think Barcelona, in terms of the team and the squad, is a club who will be fighting for everything.

"I don't have any doubt."

Madrid have also seen some changes to their squad, most notably the departures of Gareth Bale (on loan to Tottenham) and James Rodriguez (Everton).

Bale's relationship with Zidane reportedly deteriorated in recent months, although the Welshman told Sky Sports on Friday he had "no regrets".

Asked if he had anything to say about Bale, Zidane said: "I'm not going to speak about what Gareth said.

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Valverde has a squad of 22 players at his disposal which will allow him to try many different systems and formations. After a fantastic World Cup he decided to reject the riches of PSG to stay at Barcelona . He's got a lot of competition this season but he's a key player in Valverde's eyes.

Zidane has a happy squad in Madrid, capable of a clean sweep of silverware. It may be true that the football does not compare with that played by Barcelona in their various peaks of form Even back when Rafa Benitez was still in charge and Zidane ’s shadow loomed large there were whispers that it

"Against, what I will say is that we wish him the best for the future and we are focused on ourselves now. That's all."


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