What Barcelona coach Valverde said after Catalonia's independence

Following the declaration of Catalonia independence, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde continously avoided questions over the state of the situation, as he prepares Barcelona team for an away game at Athletic Bilbao in Spanish La Liga.

He told reporters, “Everyone has their responsibility.

“I am the coach of Barcelona and I will try to have my team win.

“I’m just focussed on winning this match.

“Its not for me to draw conclusions, but like everyone I have my own opinion on the matter.

“But I would like to remain solely focussed on the sporting side of things.

“Nothing has happened yet and so far we are talking about assumptions (about the crisis).

“It’s okay drawing conclusions but let’s just talk about reality.

“And the reality is that tomorrow we have a game and we will try to win it.

“Athletico are very strong at home and always have been.

“Their fans get behind them and the team never gives up.

“And they always seem very motivated when we go there, its a real classic every time we go.

“It’s a game everybody wants to play in, it’s a stressful game against a dangerous team.”