Ernesto Valverde, the Barcelona manager, has insisted he is not feeling the pressure of mounting speculation about his future at the club.

Valverde saw his side beaten 3-2 by Atletico Madrid on Thursday night, with Diego Simeone’s side going on to face Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa final.

The Catalans had looked certain to win the game, after Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Koke’s opener. But Atletico netted two late goals to turn the game around.

Speaking after the game in Jeddah, he said: “Coaches always move with the idea of working hard and giving everything in every game.

“We know what football is like, that there is always permanent instability.

“When the results are bad or when you lose, as has happened tonight, I suppose we will talk about this and other things.

“It’s inevitable but I will do my job.”