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Luis Suarez backs Valverde: 'He doesn't carry any blame'

Barca were thrashed 3-2 by Atletico in the Supercopa semi-final.

Luis Suarez says Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was not the reason why they lost to Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana.

Two late goals helped Rojiblancos seal an impressive 3-2 win over the LaLiga champions in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

The result fuelled speculation suggesting Valverde could be on the brink of getting the sack at the Camp Nou, but Suarez leaped to the 55-year-old's defence.

"[Valverde] is not to blame, the mistakes were ours and we can't make them," Suarez said as Marca reported.

"I do not know if they are defeats that help us grow, [but] this defeat shows that there are things to correct.

"It shows us that there are mistakes that cannot be committed because we were in control of the game and we have allowed them to hit us on the counter-attack."



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