FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde, who will be managing his 400th career match in La Liga this Sunday against Villarreal, took to the podium on Saturday to discuss the looming clash that could provisionally vault his side into first place pending the outcome of the day’s final fixture.
Here are the highlights of what he had to say.
"We expect Villarreal to pressure us. They will battle for possession and can bring different situations."
“They will want to leave Camp Nou with some points.”
“This match is fundamental for us.”
“Last season they created problems for us in circulating the ball, and now they have forwards who could complicate things in transition.”
”We have had quite a few all at once, but just as fast as they happen, they stop.”
"We think we'll continue getting players back. The injuries we're having is something that happens throughout a season, and which we have to overcome."