After entrusting the course to LaLiga and the Champions League because Valverde disregarded the Cup with a joke line-up this week against Sevilla in the first leg of the quarter by 2-0-, he could not afford the Barca a stumble in Montilivi. "It was a complicated game, away from home, which is a derby and you had to win it," summed up the Barca coach, proud because his team has 32 consecutive days scoring at home at least one goal – the first four were with Luis Enrique, his predecessor on the bench-, the Barça side's historic record shared with another identical streak, between February 2012 and September 2013, with Tito Vilanova first and Tata Martino later on the bench.
A figure that is rounded off with the eight consecutive wins that the Barça team adds, far from the bumps of the beginning of the year. "Against Leganes and Girona we tied in the first leg, so we have already made four more points", resolved Valverde; "The rivals do not loose, but we are happy for the good run."
Less joy expressed Eusebio, who regretted the arbitration criterion, determinant in his opinion. "It is clear that with 11 against 11 they were going to make it very difficult for us and they were even ahead of us. But we were competing well and after the expulsion the game has become very complicated, "the coach of Girona started; "I'm hurt because it's a decision that has no consistency. The two yellows are doubtful and thus conditioning the match is a big burden ". Even though Jordi Alba, who handed out his eleventh assist in the season – the sixth for Messi – refuted: "Yes they have left us more spaces when they have been left with one less, but I think they have also put us more trouble with 10 than with 11". He added: "Girona is one of the best football teams in LaLiga. It always costs us. They have a great team and it's a victory that strengthens us a lot. " Complaints that did not finish convincing Stuani: "It is a compliment, but it is of little use because this result does not help us after leaving us the soul".
He left the Barcelona of Montilivi with a smile on his face, maybe except for Coutinho, which is still a bad imitation of what it was, a player who does not discount rivals and less goals. "He always dares and always faces the rival. It may not come out, but today he has had chances and that is very good for us because he will convert them ", defended Valverde, who must decide what Barça wants to be in the Cup round, knowing, for example, that Busquets does not may play the next league match against Valencia by penalty.