Are you sure, Leo? Barca may need to rethink stance on Valverde after Copa failure
So it ends, Barcelona’s Copa del Rey dominance. Having won four in a row, with this their sixth consecutive appearance in the final, the Catalans have finally let the King’s Cup slip out of their hands.
A considerable section of the club’s support will be wondering if Ernesto Valverde’s reign will end too, as their meek surrender of the trophy in a 2-1 defeat by Valencia on Saturday left an extremely bitter taste in the mouth of ‘Barcelonismo’ – the club and its fans.
Even though president Josep Maria Bartomeu and, perhaps more importantly, star player Lionel Messi, publicly backed the coach to continue in the week, there can be few who truly believe Barcelona will progress next season under Valverde.