El Clásico ended in a 2-2 draw after a tough game, and at his post-match press conference, Ernesto Valverde valued the effort of his team despite playing the entire second half with 10 men. "We made a great effort, since playing with a man down is never easy, still less against Real Madrid because they always find spaces.”

The Blaugrana coach highlighted the intensity of the duel, saying: "It was a very intense Clásico and we all want to win, in a game of this kind there is always tension." He also referred to the great atmosphere at the Camp Nou: "The match deserved it, we had a great game despite the difficulties. It's a shame we couldn’t win."

Asked about the possibility of closing the season without losing in the League, Valverde was clear: "We want to remain unbeaten at the end of the season. We are a team that never surrenders and it is something so incredible that we don’t need to seek incentives.” Finally, the coach talked about the VAR: "It's a technology that is needed and it will take a while to adjust to it, but it will help sometimes. It’s also important that we don’t stop the game too much."

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