“A great test after all the noise of the Clásico” was the way Ernesto Valverde described Wednesday night’s 5-1 defeat of Villarreal at the Camp Nou.

“We totally dominated the play in the first half and created loads of chances to score” he continued.

Dembélé had a great game. He’s a very talented player indeed. His last goal was lovely. We are expecting big things from him. He’s still very young and has a long time ahead to show his class. All new players need some time to adapt.”

“And Vermaelen is demonstrating a lot of good things this year while Rakitic has hit some good form late in the season.”

What the players said:

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