The game saw #Barcelona's second most expensive transfer, Philippe Coutinho, score his first goal for the club.
Barcelona is already running away with the league title this term after having won 18 games out of 22 games they have played this season.
When quizzed about Sunday's clash with Getafe, Valverde said: "I have spoken about this game before it is a hard one, the game against them early this season was the first game we were behind".
'I would have prefereed to suffer a lot less and have everything in front of us before, Valencia were very unsafe on the counter and created problems with good players. "He will help us with his quality".
Barca reached a record fifth consecutive final on Thursday night, beating Valencia 2-0 at the Mestalla to secure a 3-0 aggregate victory.
"Normally the months of January and February are like this", Iniesta said.
"It was a game at home that was always going to be complicated". "He has different characteristics to the others and is a player we have high hopes for".
'Hopefully he can do things in this stage of the season that are decisive.
Barca are now seven points ahead of Atletico in La Liga despite their draw, while they meet Sevilla in the final of the Copa del Rey later this season and face Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Valverde added that Gerard Pique is doubtful to feature against Getafe as he is yet to fully recover from a knee injury picked up in the Catalan derby against Espanyol.
Thomas Vermaelen is also out with a hamstring injury, while fellow centre-back Samuel Umtiti is suspended. When you have got none, you can get one. They played with determination, worked well and created danger on the counter.