Ernesto Valverde is taking nothing for granted heading into FC Barcelona's Champions League Matchday 4 game against Internazionale at the San Siro. The Barça coach spoke in a press conference on Monday to give his thoughts on the upcoming European encounter.

The challenge ahead

“We would like to win and seal qualification for the knockout stage. It will be a very tough game and there will be a lot at stake, because the prize is an important one."

Expectations of Inter

"We expect them to have a little more pressing and pressure high up the pitch. They will likely play with the intention of having the ball and following their gameplan."’

“I've studied all of their games, and I know that they have the option of Nainggolan playing in place of Borja Valero in this game."

Spalletti: 'Barça provide the highest level of difficulty'

Internazionale coach Luciano Spalletti also talked about the contest:

"When you speak about FC Barcelona, you're talking about the highest level of difficulty that there is. But we've always said that we can take on any opposition."


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