“I know that when there is a blow of this type, everything wobbles and when something like this happens, [it is as if] you have to burn everything. Like when our kids have a tantrum.”
And asked if he had spoken to Bartomeu, he said: “He has transmitted his total support.”
In a press conference dominated by the loss in Liverpool, Valverde was also asked if he could explain what happened at Anfield.
“I haven’t seen the game,” he said. “I have it in my head, I have it clear. You can analyse how it went, the first half, we had chances to score. We knew we had to start strong and not concede, and we conceded. But we got it back together.
“In the second half, the two goals knocked us onto the canvas. We tried to pick ourselves up and we let in an absurd goal. It’s an analysis in real time, but when you lose 4-0, the analysis is on a second level. We had to have scored in the first half.”
Barca now have two league games left, with the title already won, and face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final later this month. Valverde hopes his players can pick themselves up for the Seville showpiece on May 25.
“We are hurt,” he admitted. “I’m not going to deny it. We have a responsibility with ourselves and with our fans.
“We can lose a tie, a semi-final against Liverpool because they are a great team. The problem was how we lost. How they came back from such an advantageous situation.
“We have to take a step forward. It’s hard, it feels like our legs are heavier. What flowed before is different now. But we have to overcome it.”