Valverde calls for Barca calm

Ernesto Valverde insists Barcelona would be ‘wrong’ to think La Liga is sewn up as ‘we exposed ourselves to too much danger’ against Leganes.

“Whoever feels like a champion right now is wrong,” the Coach said after his side’s 3-1 win.

“We haven’t won anything yet. We have to fight for the entire season, like our rivals are. Until you win something, you’re not a champion.

“Leganes? We exposed ourselves to too much danger. Sometimes, without wanting to, your intensity drops.

“A 2-0 lead is never definitive, just ask Sevilla. At 2-1 you’ve paid for a mistake and you’re forced to run further back.

“We have the feeling that we exposed ourselves to too much danger. Still, we have reasons to be happy.

“It was a game of special importance, we were already warned of the danger posed by Legane and they also caught us in between the two Champions League games.

“Thirty-eight unbeaten in La Liga? It’s a historic record, as it was for La Real at that time, and it shows that we’re a competitive team.

“Messi? He handles any discomfort and is perfectly well. Dembele? I was particularly impressed with how he kept the ball and got involved in defensive work. He still has a lot of room for improvement.”

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