‘We will remember this game as they made it very difficult for us especially when they took the lead’ said Ernesto Valverde in his post-match press conference after the 2-1 win over Alavés. The blaugrana coach praised his side’s attitude in games such as these: ‘We need to be able to fight an uphill battle because things will not always go according to plan.’

Valverde also had positive words to say about the team’s work ethic: ‘We managed to turn the game around not because of any specific changes we made but because the whole team worked hard.’ Before going on to discuss his team’s workload: ‘We are in a difficult part of the season, with lots of effort going in every week and every game is different but we are fighting hard.’

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