Ernesto Valverde chatted to the media this Saturday in the lead-up to the Spanish Super Cup, which this year undergoes a change of format.
“It being held over a single game brings added difficulty, but our idea idea is always to win. Both teams have the same possibilities," he told the press, before commenting that those players absent from the U.S. tour are in good shape.
"We're training at a high level, the players have come here focused on this game, and they are prepared," he said, although he did make mention of the fact that his squad still have to get used to the pace of official games.
One player who could get minutes on Sunday is summer signing Arturo Vidal, about whom Valverde explained "he is a player who is used to playing in tough, important games."
Several Barça B players attracted attention on the U.S. tour for their good showings, and the FC Barcelona first team coach said that "their performances who can play here.”
The Spanish Super Cup takes place on Sunday at 9pm local time in Tangier (10pm CEST).