Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes said that Barcelona needs to raise the level of their game if they want to beat Olympique Lyonnais. He said that the French team is a good team with some quality players and that they will cause the Spanish side problem, especially on counter-attacks.
Victor Valdes said that Barcelona has not been at their best in recent games and that they will have to improve massively if they want to make it to the next round.
He said that the Olympique Lyonnais players will be motivated for this game and they will want to put in a fight in order to get a result against Barcelona. He said that if the players are not careful they could end up with a defeat thus damaging their hopes of making it to the next round.
He said that the players should be wary of the threat posed by the French club and make sure that they give their best on the pitch.
“Victor Valdes said that Barcelona has not reached their top form this season and that they have been vulnerable in several games“. He believes that the team needs to improve if they want to win the Champions League. He said that you cannot rely only on Lionel Messi to drive the club forward and that the other players should also take the “responsibility to win games.“
He said that there are plenty of good players at Barcelona and that they are not playing as a team. He said that the players should learn how to play together and collectively and make sure that they learn to keep possession better. Valdes said that the strength of Barcelona has been built on possession football and it is important that the team return to the basics if they want to be successful.