Valverde not pining over Neymar

Moment of the Matchday – Matchday 01

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde paid tribute to Neymar before insisting the club has moved on from his sale, as they defeated Chapecoense in the Joan Gamper Trophy.

Gerard Deulofeu (6), Sergio Busquets (11), Lionel Messi (28), Luis Suarez (55) and Denis Suarez (74) were all on target at the Camp Nou on Monday.

With the Primera League season fast approaching Valverde hinted at signing a replacement for the departed Brazilian.

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Speaking after the match, the new Barca boss said: "He has been a great player for Barca, but he is no longer here and we have to look forward.

"I am not interested in looking back. We have to look at the players we have and solve problems that can arise to win matches.

"At the moment, I have some players in the team who are performing well for me. We will see if anything develops. We know that this club, like every other club, moves accordingly to the market. I am focusing mainly on what I have, the rest is up in the air."

Valverde also heaped praise on Deulofeu who scored one made a further two more, in the first half before being replaced by Denis Suarez as the coach made all eleven changes.

"In Tarragona, he played 20 minutes and in the Gamper, he played in the first half," Valverde said. "He has flow, speed and an attitude we can make use of.

"He left the field early, but I did not want to play him more than 45 minutes because he has not trained a lot, due to injuries."