Jordi Roura was full of praise for Barcelona’s much-changed line-up that defeated Real Zaragoza on Sunday evening.
Despite a number of changes across the park, the Catalans comfortably won 3-0 at La Romareda thanks to a goals from Thiago Alcantara and two from Cristian Tello.
“The result is excellent. La Liga is fundamental, it’s our number one objective,” Roura reflected post-match.
“The players that played today aren’t our usual starters, and they’ve been helping us out for weeks now. We were a great team today.
“It has been a long week but we weren’t thinking about reserving players today. We selected the players that we simply thought were in the best condition to play.
“It’s true that Tello played a great match, he gave us a lot of depth. But Song, Thiago, Bartra, Montoya, they all played well. I’m very pleased and proud of the members of this team.
“The game was uncomfortable because of who we were up against, because of the stadium, because of the heat, etc. If we had not been focused, we would not have won.”
The result has, after Real Madrid’s win at Athletic Bilbao, maintained Barca’s 13-point lead with seven games to go.
“We still have seven matches left, 21 points are still in play. Therefore, we aren’t champions yet. We took an important step today. On Saturday, against Levante, we’ll try to take another.”