Marcelino thought his Villarreal side made Barcelona ‘nervous’ in their 2-1 defeat on Saturday evening.
A double from Neymar gave the Blaugrana all three points at Camp Nou, but the Yellow Submarine’s Coach was delighted with how his men performed.
“I think we played better against Madrid and Atletico,” he told a Press conference. “But this game was different.
“Here we played a very good match, and we made Barca nervous in the last few minutes.
“We’ve competed wonderfully well here.
“Barca are a great team that have won all their home games, but I thought we were close.
“I want to congratulate my players though – we’ve done well here.”