Barcelona’s 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao made it three outings in a week without victory but Ernesto Valverde is remaining calm.
Ernesto Valverde does not believe Barcelona’s current form is a cause for concern.
Barca had their LaLiga lead trimmed to five points by Real Madrid’s derby win over Atletico Madrid this weekend – their subsequent goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao meaning the advantage stands at six points with 15 games remaining.
Including last week’s 1-1 draw with Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final, Valverde’s side are without a win in three matches across all competitions.
Speaking to reporters after the game at his old San Mames stomping ground, the Blaugrana head coach suggested a dose of perspective was required.
“Well we were first last week, we’re first this week and, if I’m not mistaken, we’ll be leaders next week as well,” he said.
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“It’s a long season and we’ll wait until the end to make a judgement.”
Barcelona host relegation-threatened Real Valladolid next weekend before travelling to Lyon in the last 16 of the Champions League.