Ernesto Valverde and Sergio Busquets were supposed to grant an interview with the media team by 5.45pm local time at Al-Ittihad Sport City, but the team’s bus missed it’s way in Jedda.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were billed to take on each other in a Spanish Super Cup Tie in Saudi Arabia, as part of an agreement made between both countries to foster a footballing relationship.
Barcelona’s team bus was lost in a maze of traffic in 40 miles.and that forced the delay to the news conference until after training.
“We certainly know the city a bit better now,”.
“There was a little mistake. We went to the stadium where Real Madrid and Valencia play tonight. He realised before we arrived but then there was some traffic, so we were late”. Valverde said.