File photo: FC Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde. Photograph:( AFP )
'We certainly know the city a bit better now,' said coach Valverde, when asked about the incident that caused the delay.
The Spanish Super Cup is taking place this season in the Kingdom of Supercup. Four teams have qualified to compete with one another in the tournament.
Real Madrid and Valencia played their match last night at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium just outside of Jeddah, where Real beat Valencia in an easy game ending 3-1. The match saw a spectacular goal from the corner by Toni Kroos early in the game.
Real Madrid will face the winners of Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona were headed to Al-Ittihad Sports City, located within the city of Jeddah.
However, a goof-up by the team bus driver led to a phenomenal delay in the team's schedule. Instead of the Al-Ittihad sports complex in Jeddah, the driver drove on towards the King Abdullah Stadium.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was to host a presser at 5:45 PM local time, before the training session at Al-Ittihad.
The goof-up meant that the press conference had to be delayed until after the training session was complete.
"We certainly know the city a bit better now," said coach Valverde, when asked about the incident that caused the delay.