Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has praised the work of coach Pep Guardiola, professing the tactician to be a special talent.
The Spanish international was speaking in an interview with publication Sport, where he discussed his current impressions on the progress of the team, and also the level of regard in which he holds his esteemed boss.
“Pep is the secret weapon of this group. Leaving aside the sheer quality of players, he is a very special talent, along with the rest of his coaching staff. Pep Guardiola is one of the best secrets and the most important member of the team.
“The group also makes him a great coach. His philosophy and his constant attempts to put it into practice every day with great gusto and desire leads us to want to win every game and every title. His insistence allows us to always follow his virtues.”
Valdes also discussed the Blaugrana’s recent form, particularly at home, and he intimated that the results merely show the unpredictability of football, and he knows the team will eventually come good.
“In football, you never know what can happen. I hope we return on all of the results of recent seasons. We have a good line of performance, and I know that the results will come.
“We must be more focused in this direction, and I am convinced that we will improve. It is disappointing not to get the wins that we want, but the fans appreciate how hard we try as long as we continue with the same philosophy.”