Transparent, sincere, surrendered to the evidence, Rubi he deciphered the key of the match for his team, who crashed at Barcelona in the first derby of the course and in their own stadium. “The things we have not gone at all well. We’ve lacked a bit of calm with the ball, a little bit of punch. We have to admit that,” said the coach of Espanyol, who warned that the 10 points that today you will be separated on the classification of the leader in LaLiga weigh a lot more than what he believed. “There is a difference, it has become clear this Saturday. Already knew it, but we did not expect that out so much,” he confessed. We won in the physical, assumed, connoisseur as he was of differences in the technical.

in Addition, face Messi was never easy. With his first goal of lack, the match took a turn. “In the end we’ve not managed to at any time play the game. This will affects on the mental level. Even knowing ahead of time how difficult it is to play against these players. We have not been able to pull the match where we wanted to,” added Rubi.


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Because the two teams sought to restrain the opponent using the same solutions. And in this equality of intentions, the quality is imposed. “They also had the same intention that we intended to drown a bit in the output. The case is that we have been very good in the pressure, because we have two players in the center of the field that play very well and prevent the opponent’s turn and play”, explained Valverde.

“they Left all the things as we had planned,” conceded Arturo Vidal. And he was proud Valverde for having read well the meeting —cancelled Marc Rock, locked Darder—, by the pressure exerted by Busquets, and Rakitic, all the times are generated thanks to a few players in the last third of the field “can be final”, and for having kept the goal to zero in a stadium in which such good results had taken the Espanyol.

“Every time we have more control of the match and when we don’t, we suffer. In addition, in the last two matches we have not conceded, that is important,” said Pique.

“For us it was a very important game” closed the technician is aware that a year ago took out of cologne, germany a defeat in the Cup and a draw in LaLiga. Although, “there is still a long way to go”, he added.