Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Saturday that the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid was similar to the loss of Andrés Iniesta when he retired from the Catalan club. Also Read - Real Madrid vs Sevilla Live Streaming LaLiga Santander in India: Preview, Playing 11, Prediction - Where to Watch RM vs SEV Live Stream Football Match Online on Facebook App, JIOTV; TV Telecast
Ronaldo moved from Madrid to Juventus in this transfer window, while Iniesta left Barça to join Japanese club Vissel Kobe, reports Efe. Also Read - Juventus vs AC Milan Live Streaming Serie A in India - When And Where to Watch JUVE vs ACM Live Stream Football Match Online And on TV
“We don’t know. But we have to recognize the kind of player Cristiano was and what he brought to Real Madrid and La Liga. But we lost Andrés (Iniesta),” the coach said at a press conference here, where the Catalan club is on a US tour. Also Read - Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Live Streaming LaLiga Santander in India: Preview, Playing 11, Prediction - Where to Watch BAR vs ATL Live Stream Football Match Online on Facebook App; TV Telecast
On the possible arrival of more signings to Barça, the coach said the club was open to other possibilities.
“We did lose (Paulinho), an important player in the midfield, but we have other players and are also looking at players from our B team,” he explained.
Valverde acknowledged that he is “looking for players who can adapt to the ones we already have.”
Barcelona held a light training session ahead of the Sunday’s pre-season match against Tottenham Hotspur in the friendly International Champions Cup.
(With IANS Inputs)