January 12 News Barcelona coach Harvey attended the Super Cup semi-final with Betis
Pre-match press conference
First of all, the first question is about whether you and the club have discussed about Memphis recently?
For example, to leave the team or stay in the team?
What is your opinion?
First of all, I haven’t had any formal meetings or discussions with the club, and I don’t know the rest.
As I said before, I also talked to Aleimani, if there is no change in the lineup, I don’t have any problems here.
However, the transfer market will close on January 31, we will wait and see.
But at least for now, no progress.
I haven’t talked to Alemani or the chairman about transfers recently, and I’m happy with our current squad in principle.
How do you see your opponent Betis?
And what is the key to Barcelona’s promotion?
We analyzed Betis, this is an opponent who likes to have the ball, Mr. Pellegrini is very good at attacking, Betis players are also very good, very talented, such as Canales, Luis Enrique,
Fekir, our backcourt needs to be ready.
Their press is very fierce, and the two midfielders, Carvalho and Guido, are also very strong.
A very comprehensive opponent, tomorrow’s game will be very difficult, it will be a decisive battle, and their skills and tactics are very good. We need to control the ball as much as possible and not let the opponent take the ball. This is the key to tomorrow’s game.
Last year’s Super Cup, you said that you left a lot of confidence in Barcelona; this time you come here again, for you, what kind of impact does winning the Super Cup have on Barcelona, you, and the team’s current plan?
I don’t think it will change anything for us because we still have the Europa League, the League and the Copa del Rey and we need to keep trying to win titles.
No matter what the result is, it is the same.
But it is the championship after all, we are now concentrating on the Super Cup because it was also last season’s Copa del Rey champion, Betis is very good and the game will be very difficult.
What does Busquets mean to you?
I think Busquets is a player who has a great influence on the team. He is our captain and a role model for his teammates. He always works very hard, has team spirit and sacrifice, and always considers the team.
From a technical and tactical point of view, he maintains the team’s tactical balance. It is easy to see whether Busquets is on the court or not.
For me, Busquets is a perfect player. I think Busquets is an epoch-making person. The position of the midfielder was one before him, and another after him.
For Barcelona’s style of play, Busquets is very important, and we will even consider whether players in the same position “like or not like Busquets”.
Phelan has been suspended for two games, and Lewandowski has also been suspended for two games. Under such circumstances, are you still planning to let Memphis leave the team?
I think the two-game suspension is a bit too much. Although the two people had a conflict at the time, it was just a conflict and it did not escalate to the level of a violent fight. I think it was a bit too much. It really affected us.
This time, do you think Barcelona are the favorites for the Super Cup?
No, I don’t think so, but Barcelona are in good form, but they are not popular, everything needs to speak for themselves on the pitch.
It’s going to be a tough game, Betis are the Copa del Rey winners, they have little change in their squad, it’s going to be a very tough game, I don’t think Barca are favourites.
The Super Cup has always been a weather vane for Barcelona: If you win, everyone doesn’t seem to care too much, but there will always be a lot of controversy when you lose. What do you think about this?
Yes, it would be a huge boost for us if we won the title, and it would be a huge disappointment if we lost.
But there is no need to be too anxious, we will definitely go all out and see how far we can go.
Barcelona is in a very good state and their morale is high, but we have to see how far Barcelona can go.
A win would be a huge boost.
What do you think of Ronaldo joining the Saudi League?
From your experience, how do you see the level of the Saudi league?
First of all, Ronaldo will definitely find that the Saudi league is very competitive. Many players here are not well-known, but each team has a few foreign players. Riyadh Victory and Riyadh Crescent are very good teams.
, The league is very competitive, it must not be easy.
But Ronaldo is a natural winner, I believe he will play a decisive role here.
What do you think of Rafinha’s current situation?
As a player introduced by Barcelona with a lot of money, it is difficult to play in a familiar position:
Rafinha is willing to play in various positions, which we talked about a few weeks ago.
Rafinha will be very important to us, whether as a starter or as a substitute, he will play a key role.
Contributes every time he plays, both offensively and defensively.
He will be very important for Barcelona going forward, I have no doubts about that.
Do you think the striker is the most troublesome position for you now?
Yes, because everyone is available, there are some players who should start but have to come off the bench, I am very uncomfortable with this, but it is the truth and I would rather be like this than not have a major player in the front line.
I also choose players for the team to win.
Regarding Ronaldo joining the Saudi League, if you have the opportunity, what advice would you like to give him?
As I said before, the Saudi League is a highly competitive league.