Alcacer: Barca success due to mentality

Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has hailed his side’s mentality as they stretched their lead at the top of La Liga to 11 points.

The former Valencia striker opened the scoring against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday and is part of a squad who are yet to taste defeat in the league this campaign.

“I believe the mentality of this team is why we have gone on the run we have,” Alcacer told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“We have not yet lost this season but we are not concerned with that or with looking at the league table, and that focus has helped us carry on our run of good results.

“Against Athletic, we started to relax in the second half but we knew that with being two goals ahead, our lead was a strong one.

“Of course I am happy to have scored and we knew Athletic would defend strongly, so the importance of the early goals cannot be understated.”

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