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Sergi Roberto battles for possession with Camarasa / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona have picked up three vital points from a tough match against the side at the bottom of the Liga table. After the 2-0 victory at the Ciutat de Valencia, Sergi Roberto, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba shared their thoughts with the media. Here’s a selection of their post-match quotes:

Sergi Roberto

“We struggled right until the end. We took the lead in the first half, but they kept creating pressure and we never really got comfortable.” 

“It was very windy at times and sometimes we weren’t sure where the ball was going.”

“I’m very happy. I was hoping for the chance to play. I need to keep working hard to help the team in whatever position.”

Javier Mascherano

“We have to keep winning matches and keep our lead in the table until the end of the season.”

“The gap narrows between the top and bottom teams in the final third of the league. That’s why we need to hang onto that lead because you will drop points against these teams that are playing for so much.”

“Maybe in the past, the team found it harder to play their best football and win games. Things have developed over time and it’s good if we can get goals out of the two or three chances we get.”

Jordi Alba

“It was a tight game. Although we had chances, they were very serious in defence. This was an important win from a difficult match. It’s getting harder and harder to win on the road and we struggled in this game.”

“We’re getting things right. It’s quite some achievement to go 28 games without losing. We have to stay top.”

“At Mestalla, we’ll go out to win the match as we always have done. The first leg result was very favourable, but we still have to look to win the second leg, so it’s an important match.”

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