The Barca manager was joyful to see the France striker make his membership debut on Tuesday as the Blaugrana fell to Chelsea

Antoine Griezmann faces a learning curve at Barcelona however Ernesto Valverde was once pleased with the glimpses of type he noticed on Tuesday.

The La Liga champions went down to an exciting 2-1 pleasant defeat to Chelsea in Saitama, with Griezmann completing the opening forty five minutes to make his Barca debut.

He was once flanked by France team-mate Ousmane Dembele and teen Alex Collado in attack.

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong used to beadded for his own bow amid a slew of half-time changes.

“Griezmann has to get used to Barcelona’s play,” Valverde informed a post-match news convention after goals from Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley rendered Ivan Rakitic’s stoppage-time strike a consolation.

“It’s effortless to see how unsafe he is with the ball. He has terrible intentions always for the rival.

“We need a lot from him however it’s the first match. He has to see how we pressure and dominate rivals, butit’s the first match.”

La Liga’s 2019-20 schedule gets underneath way a week after the Premier League and Valverde felt his gamers being behind Chelsea in their preparations was once a key factor in the loss.

“We commenced in the right way both halves with a exclusive11 starters. We have beenbetter the first 15 minutes,” Valverde said.

“It was the first healthy for us, the fourth for Chelsea and we paid for that. The proper factor is to see how the new and young gamers can play.

“It was once a good test in order to compete due to the fact it’s extraordinary from training.”

Speculation continues to hyperlink Neymar with a sensational return to Barcelona to form an all-star ahead line with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Griezmann.

Valverde, who overcame the destabilising have an effect on of the Brazil forward leaving Camp Nou to be a part of Paris Saint-Germain at the start of his reign in 2017, refused to be drawn on the matter.

“Neymar is another club’s player, so I do not favor to say many things for a participant who belongs to another team,” he added.

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The Barca manager was joyful to see the France striker make his membership debut on Tuesday as the Blaugrana fell to Chelsea Antoine Griezmann faces a learning curve at Barcelona however Ernesto Valverde was once pleased with the glimpses of type he noticed on Tuesday. The La Liga champions went down...