Ernesto Valverde praised the incredible streak of Paco López’s team towards the end of this season. "Levante have incredible numbers, with seven wins, a draw and a defeat in nine games,” he said about Barça's next rival. "I always thought they had a better team than the table suggested.”
The coach emphasised the "confidence" with which Sunday’s opponents are playing, but said that the goal of finishing the League unbeaten still motivates his team. On this matter, Valverde explained that he is looking for everyone to be mentally "the same way as if the title is at stake.” For him, the success of this team lies in "having the feeling that they will compete in every match.”
Valverde has confessed that he expects the Argentine to win this individual award - it would be the fifth for Barça’s No.10 - and he stressed that the prizes are the result of Messi and the team’s great work.