Ernesto Valverde explained in the press conference after Barça-Málaga (2-0) the difficulties his team had in scoring against the Andalusians: "We got the three points in a game that was tough for us. They pressured us a lot and it was hard to attack." At the same time, the coach highlighted the difficulty of the matches against Málaga in the last few seasons: "Málaga have shown that there is no reason why they are so low in the table. They have strong players on the counterattacks."

Asked about the rhythm of Barça in this game, Valverde acknowledged the tiredness of his players: "We lacked pace and depth." Luis Suárez was unlucky not to score on a couple of occasions, with Valverde assuring that “he is a player with a great ambition." Paco Alcácer came on for a short cameo in the second half. ”We thought that today he could contribute," the coach noted.

Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Deulofeu, Rakitic and Iniesta also spoke after the match:

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