Barcelona had to labour to get a point in their encounter with Atlectico Bilbao at the Camp No after surprisingly trailing just before the half time break.
The Spanish champions who rested talisman, Lionel Messi, was below their usual best in the encounter and they could have conceded more goals during the second half but they away side were wasteful.
Messi was however sent into the fray deep into the second half and his individual brilliance carved the away side’s defence ope. He went on to set up the equalizing goal in the 88th minute but there wasn’t enough time to get the winning goal.
The match eventually ended 1-1.
As a result of this result, Barcelona fans have been on social media calling out the tactician.
See what they said:
Now, let’s go with the Valverde slander:
Valverde doesn’t have a clue about positioning or instructing his players how to move….
Valverde doesn’t know who are his best players OR he doesn’t have the balls to start them. Rafinha is Barça’s best CM.
— Alvaro (Mostly tweet about football) (@solobarza1899) September 29, 2018
Immediately I started watching Barca match athletic scored. Like literally immediately I put the channel I saw the cross coming and it entered.
So, I’m going to bed.
— Au (@finearsewoman) September 29, 2018
Valverde’s mediocrity is even catching up on fans now;
I’m legit hoping we get a draw in this game just like i did in the previous game.
What is Ernie turning Barca into? Winning mentality is gone
— Frenkie the liвero (@barcaFanatic__) September 29, 2018
Man I really wanted us to win so we can shut the “Barca are nothing without Messi” but look attt
— DAMILARE (@PuyolDre) September 29, 2018
And Barca has clearly lost it’s fear factor. Our passing is slow and sluggish. There is no clear postional play. Bilbao are pressing better than we do. No one except Suarez tries to run in behind the defence consistently. Dembele needs to learn to release the ball quicker.
— WM (@Xavi06Pausa) September 29, 2018