Valdes snubs Otter Cup third place play-off for Juvenil A team

The coach would prefer his team to maintain their fitness

Valdés dirigiendo al juvenil del Barça
Valdés dirigiendo al juvenil del Barça | sport

The Juvenil A Barcelona team rejected the chance to play in the Otter Cup third place play off in Eindhoven on Sunday morning. Barcelona lost the semi-finals against Inter Milan and were supposed to play against Everton an hour later.

However Victor Valdes told PSV, the organisers, that he would "save the health" of his players by not playing.

Valdes later said he "did not agree with the organisation in terms of rest games between games" and that one hour to recover would wear down the players "considring their age and the stage of the pre-season we are in". 

Valdes says he didn't want to take risks with the players.

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