Lucas Digne believes Barcelona’s defence deserves greater recognition after conceding only four goals in their last 14 matches.
The French full-back, primarily a deputy for Jordi Alba, has started only four matches across all competitions this season but believes the side’s defensive work deserves greater credit.
“Normally, when you talk about Barca, you talk about our attacking style and maybe forget the defensive part of our game,” Digne told an interview with Goal.
“But we work hard on that as a team, and it is great to see us letting in so few goals this season, that has helped us in getting this great string of results, and as a left-back of course I find defending extremely important.
“Defending is the most important part of the game for a left-back, but having said that, of course it is a big plus when I can also help the team in attack – and especially with a goal or an assist.
“It is an extra bonus and of course that really makes me happy. But I also get that feeling from keeping a clean sheet.
“With Valverde our training is very hard and very good – and with an extremely high quality in every detail. This level of training makes sure that we are all perfectly prepared and completely ready for every single game.
“Every time I enter the pitch, I am proud to represent the greatest club in the world and I work hard to give everything for our many supporters.
“I have enjoyed the last month enormously, winning our games with both Barca and France – and playing both the important qualifiers securing my country a place at the World Cup in Russia.”