Alves: Barca full of confidence

Dani Alves admitted that Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday was ‘difficult’, but insists that his men are ‘confident’.

A late Lionel Messi gave the Blaugrana all three points at Cornelia-El Prat, that took Tata Martino’s team back to the top of the Liga.

“It’s hard to win here because of who we play against.,” he told reporters.

“They apply a lot of pressure and they are intense in their approach to the game.

“We knew that it would be difficult. But I thought we played a great first half. We gave it our all.

“We’re doing well and we’re confident, but we know how hard it’s going to be.

“We are ready to fight until the end. We never lost our intensity, our rivals play football too – they are playing for their lives in this competition, it makes it all very difficult.

“Barça may not win all their games comfortably, sometimes we can, other times we cannot,” said the Brazilian.”

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