‘Just what Barca needed’

Cristian Tello enthused at the complete performance he saw Barcelona produce in defeating Celtic 6-1 on Wednesday evening.

On from a difficult fortnight that included defeats to Ajax and Athletic Bilbao, the Catalans recorded a heavy win to close out Group H in the Champions League.

“This is just the result and performance we needed. We really got stuck into giving a good performance, very intense from front to back,” considered afterwards Tello, who netted the sixth.

“We worked so hard, moved the ball so well and pressed so hard that Celtic didn't have a chance to think. You can see all this in the size of the result.

“I'd like to thank the Coach for putting faith in me when I'm coming back from injury and giving me decent minutes in a match like this one.

“Neymar managed to fill in for [Lionel] Messi very well indeed but I see no point in putting him under pressure.

“Many people were saying he wasn't in form in front of goal and there's a hat-trick this evening to counter that argument. He's fitted into the team from the very first moment.

“We've had a slight drop in form but this proves we are over that and looking forward to playing with intensity in the knockout round now.”

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