Saturday February 2 2013
Roura keen to forget Clasico

Barcelona assistant Jordi Roura wants to forget the controversy surrounding their Clasico Copa semi-final, and focus on Valencia this Sunday.

Dani Alves was subjected to racist chanting at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, whilst Lionel Messi was accused of insulting Aitor Karanka.

But the Blaugrana Coach just wants to concentrate on tomorrow's clash with Los Che at Mestalla.

“The team is only focused on Sunday,” he told a Press conference. “I will not comment on any issues – I only want to talk about football.

“Mestalla has always been a tough place for us to play. We have not done too well there over the past four of five years, and with Ernesto Valverde's arrival, they have improved vastly.

“I do not think the Copa will affect us. Everyone is focused on Sunday.”

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