The political tension in and around Barcelona has not been nice for anybody.
With Real Madrid coming, the tensions are bound to go up. However, Barcelona boss Valverde has called for calm around the match.
“At that time, I thought it was best to play, to give normality to the subject,” Valverde told reporters on Tuesday. “I think the game is going to go ahead without problems.
“There are small [security] changes [Barca have had to make], but they are not significant. It’s the same thing we do when we play away from home. It’s no problem.
“We are at the end of it all, but we are used to having a lot of expectation around our games. We know what is being said, but what concerns us the most is the game.
“The other stuff is things we can’t impact and we just worry about the 90 minutes, which is what we have to do.”
“I don’t fear anything about tomorrow’s game,” he said. “People can express themselves as long as there is respect for everyone.
“I don’t know what will happen from now on after the suspension of Rayo-Albacete, but football has to unite and not separate.”