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Sergi Roberto gives insight into the Barcelona pre-season

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Barcelona footballer Sergi Roberto just wants to play as many games as possible next season under Ernesto Valverde’s leadership.

Sergi Roberto has been playing all his life for Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona.

He came out of the team’s youth system in 2009, and the next year he debuted for the first team.

And every year he gets to play more and more games for the Blaugranas.

“What I want is to play, and this season making a place in the center of the field will be a challenge because now there is overbooking in this position, he told Sport.

“It is a very difficult challenge and we will see how the season evolves, but I want to play.”

“[Frenkie De Jong] is a signing that fits perfectly in Barça. Last year it offered great performance in very important Champions games,” he explained.

“It has a very good vision of the game, very good driving and, despite being very young, is very prepared to be with us and help us.”

The player commented: “We started with more pressure than last year for everything that happened in the final leg of the season, but I also think we have more level.”

“The signings we have made so far have increased the level of the squad.”

Roberto concluded: “I am sure, but, that the team has managed to make a chip change and is prepared soccer and mentally to try to win all the titles.”

“We have to be faithful and believe. Yes, it is true that lately, a more physical football is triumphing, but I believe a lot in our way of doing: having the ball, knowing how to get out of the pressure, the way Barça plays.”