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Barca Coach: Downs Have A Lot Of Enthusiasm

Barca Coach: Downs Have A Lot Of Enthusiasm

By Soccer Laduma - May 16, 2018 09:47 PM

FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde was impressed with the atmosphere at the FNB Stadium and claims Mamelodi Sundowns have a lot of enthusiasm. 

Read: Classy Barca Sink Downs At FNB

The Catalan giants registered a 3-1 win over the Brazilians in the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup clash on Wednesday evening.

Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Andre Gomes were on target for the visitors, while Lionel Messi was introduced in the second half, much to the delight of the fans in attendance in Johannesburg.

“I like it (Sundowns) very much, a team with a lot of enthusiasm, the environment and the ambiance was fantastic,” the Barça manager told SuperSport TV, according to his translator.

“It is an honour to be invited to celebrate the 100 years that Nelson Mandela was born I think the people enjoyed it very much watching his favourite players playing.

Read: Pitso Proud Of Downs, Despite Loss To Barca

“It’s a pleasure to be here African supporters like to be happy and enjoy everything it’s been nice being here. It’s been a good experience learning from them.”


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TrevorvanWyk Joined: 15 Jul 2010
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TrevorvanWyk May 17, 2018 03:22 PM
@mbheduyajika Hehehe! iqiniso
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HAHAHAHAAA....TLK TLK TLK WOOOYAAA....@ comments
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 11:47 AM
@scoreman99 Bebayaphi, babaizwe ngubani. nithanda izinto
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isaacmakhubedu@gmail.com May 17, 2018 10:16 AM
Despite the loss,Masandawana played quite good & its nice to see the standard we r playing compared to the world best standard.It was an interesting one.
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Mashia1950 May 17, 2018 09:57 AM
Well done to the Sundowns team, they played when they had their chance. the fact that they created few clear scoring chances shows that they where not there to give respect to their opponents even though they know that they are not in the same league . Anyway it was not about Sundowns winning but to test PSL standard of playing against one the best league in the world.
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fisto vs zebraditor May 17, 2018 09:31 AM
Haters are bleeding kikiki dankie masandawana family we are proud of you yellow nation
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kzorog May 17, 2018 07:54 AM
Ndunu 1-3 barca academy
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mbheduyajika May 17, 2018 07:53 AM
@MDANANA buddy u were beaten. Stop talking like Amazulu fans whenever they nearly get a draw against big teams. Even if the ref gave barca 2 red cards you still would struggle. Barca is lightsyears ahead of you boys. They were playing exhibition soccer while your Kekanas and Tau were huffing and buffing.
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kzorog May 17, 2018 07:52 AM
@Tea Buc of cos ...u know mom pitso very well...agree wth u
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kebelicious May 17, 2018 07:50 AM
@45calibre your so jealous of Sundowns please next time don't expose your self lake that.How can goats win the league . You forgot 6-0 that we give you
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mbheduyajika May 17, 2018 07:48 AM
@TrevorvanWyk he wanted to say Sundowns has a lot of fitness but no brains. He could not say that coz he was scared of being smashed and grabbed at the traffic light . This is South Africa afterall.
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45calibre May 17, 2018 07:31 AM
how can pitso expect his goats to beat barca if they struggle to beat marizbug??
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MDANANA May 17, 2018 07:01 AM
But the coach ignored to mention or thank the 2 own goals that won him the match
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TrevorvanWyk May 17, 2018 06:39 AM
Enthusiastic! Kwaaaa! He could have said so many foot ball things like, " They have good organisation, they are very talented, their tactics were...." but instead uses an emotion. Why? Because he was being diplomatic, the word in his head was dreadful.
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Dangerous when provoked May 17, 2018 06:20 AM
I liked their inter passes. I am sure Kaizer Chiefs MDC team always watch their games. That's how those young players play. I salute the Hon. Motsepe for bringing Barca to our shores.
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Tea Buc May 17, 2018 05:53 AM
Imagine If The Barca Coach Was Pitso. Yerrr He Would Be Answering Things He Is Never Asked.
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dellah May 17, 2018 05:16 AM
That's true coach, we learned a lesson from the most powerful team in the world, I blame sum1 who gave u de dvd game where Sundowns beat Rats 6 mabone, it shows that game made ur team to double the efforts.
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scoreman99 May 17, 2018 04:40 AM
attendance statistics 7%Dunu fans,15% rugby & cricket fans,65% Bucs&fau fans,,13% Nigerian
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arthur10tenyane May 17, 2018 01:13 AM
DOWNS
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MadChief May 16, 2018 10:35 PM
Humble coach the Oros one can learn alot on how to conduct interviews.

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