However, Valverde, who replaced Luis Enrique in May, felt the result slightly flattered Zinedine Zidane#8217; side.
Barca have had bids turned down by Liverpool and Dortmund for both players, but are expected to return with new offers this week.
#8220;And the third goal was, again, a great goal. It#8217;s not just about getting to the danger zone, but also being clinical.#8221;
But, with Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele being chased by Barca, Valverde did say that the club will work hard until the end of the month in their attempts to improve the squad.
Neymar#8217;s world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain has removed one of Barca#8217;s main goal threats, although Valverde disputed the idea his side appear to be lacking a cutting edge going into the new season.
Ernesto Valverde refused to be downbeat after his first official outing as Barcelona manager ended in a 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.