Adriano: Valencia strike could be important

Barcelona defender Adriano has admitted that his winning goal against Valencia on Sunday night could be important come the end of the season.

The Brazil international scored a stunning first half goal to give Tito Vilanova's side the victory at the weekend, and the 27-year-old recognised that those three points could be the difference come the end of May.

“We knew it would be a tough match,” he told Barca TV. “And that we would have to fight until the end. To win is important, especially when you have a rival like Real Madrid [playing so well].”

“I have tried many times to score a goal like that,” he continued. “But that's the first one. And it's my first goal at home.”

He concluded the interview by commenting on the competition he faces with fellow left-back Jordi Alba.

“It is good for the group, and even for the coach; it certainly gives him a headache. All the players should know that you have to be at your best if you're to start.”

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