Sergi Roberto crosses during the game in Gijón | Miguel Ruiz

The starting right back in the 5-0 win at SportingSergi Roberto, was all smiles after the game. And so he deserved to be after providing assists to both Rafinha and Arda Turan, as well as being involved in the build-up to Neymar Jr’s first.

“I feel more and more comfortable at right back” he told the media. “I’m learning all about the attacking and defensive responsibilities.”

His team-mate Rafinha also had a cracking game at El Molinón, and had three reasons to be happy when it was over: “Because of the result, because I got to play and because I scored. But it wasn’t an easy game. Sporting came out strong and put us under a lot of pressure.”

One of the key playmakers this afternoon, André Gomes, also spoke to the press, saying that “I’m just happy to play, I don’t mind whether that’s in the centre of midfield or further out wide.”

Here are some other quotes from the players after collecting three important points in Asturias:

Sergi Roberto

“It wasn’t easy at all. It was an intense match.”

“They created a lot of pressure but even so we were able to come out of it with all three points and that is really important for us.”

“After scoring two goals, we are able to go in for the break feeling a lot more secure.”

Rafinha

“We are all ready to play in whatever position the coach asks of us.”

“It was not a comfortable game, not easy at all, but we managed to take our chances.”

“I’m perfectly recovered from all my injury problems.”

André Gomes

“I knew what it would be like, with so many good players in this squad. I have to take this like a professional, do the best I can and take the chances when they come along.”

Lucas Digne

“The key is concentration and for everyone to be motivated.”