Ernesto Valverde: 'These games give opportunities to win the League'
The Blaugrana coach emphasised the team's effort and said that 'the three points have been achieved despite the difficulties that have been overcome'
10:10PM Saturday 25 Aug
Ernesto Valverde spoke at a post-match press conference after Valladolid-FC Barcelona (0-1). "Valladolid played with good pressure and they pushed us, but the pitch had a lot to do with it,” he said, adding: “We were more dominant and had opportunities, but we couldn’t score the second goal.”
"There was a time when they changed the system and we could’ve made it 0-2 then, but in the last few minutes we did badly.“ Valuing the importance of this victory, Valverde also commented on the state of the pitch: "These results give us opportunities to win the League, but we feared that there could be some injury, the state of the pitch has conditioned the way both teams played.”