New boys Malcom, Arthur and Lenglet are full of praise for Valverde

Barcelona's newest signings spoke about Ernesto Valverde as they continue their tour of the United States

Lenglet, Arthur y Malcom se sinceran entre ellos | FCB

Malcom, Arthur and Lenglet have all started life at Barcelona on the right foot. The promising performances during preseason shows just how quickly they are adapting to life at their new club. All three spoke fondly about Ernesto Valverde's role in making them feel settled.

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"He has all the characteristics a coach needs: he knows how to explain the exercises really well, how to back his players and is very intelligent at reading the play. It's a fantastic experience working alongside him," said Arthur about Valverde in a video for Barça's official channel.

French defender, Clement Lenglet, was also glowing in his references to the coach. "He's spoken with me a lot so that I can adapt as quickly as possible. He's someone that sets the rhythm for the training sessions and that is something I like," said the former Sevilla man.

And lastly the Brazilian Malcom, who like Arthur is still getting to grips with the Spanish language, added this: "He's very intelligent. He's patient enough to explain things to those who don't understand Spanish."

The new signings also gave their first impressions on each other. 


Lenglet stated this his Brazilian teammates were "good players" and, in reference to Arthur who joined the team before Malcom, said: "He's got a lot of technical ability. He's direct, knows how to dribble and also how to shoot."

In regards to Malcom: "He's a very fast player, who can dribble, and he can score a goal out of nothing. Very few players have that quality."


The former Gremio man, Arthur, said this about his fellow countryman: "I knew him a little bit already because he's Brazilian. He's a really fast player, extremely talented and has an eye for goal."

As for Lenglet: "Technically he's extremely good. Very intelligent tactically too. Away from the pitch he's like a Brazilian because he talks with everyone and is very funny." 


And finally Malcom, who was close to signing for Roma, said this about Arthur: "I knew him because I'd seen him play some matches in Brazil. I could see him playing in Europe one day. He's a very good player, is a part of the group and you can tell he's Brazilian."

And on Clement: "When he played in France you could see that he was a great defender who was comfortable with the ball at his feet. He made everything look so easy and it was very difficult to play against him. Not many clubs in Europe have a defender like him," added Malcom.


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