Ernesto Valverde
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Ernesto Valverde, Manager of Barcelona looks on during a press conference prior to the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Having scored four times away at Levante in 2017-18, Ernesto Valverde’s side was defeated  5-4, however, Barca was prepared this season as they didn’t want a repeat of that last Sunday night.

Barca thrashed Levante 5-0 with a hat-trick from Lionel Messi and a contribution from Suarez.

Lionel Messi bagged three goals for his side and assisted with two goals.

“We are happy because last year we played here and conceded five after a whole season without losing,” Valverde said at his post-match press conference via Marca.

“That was only a few months ago, they are having a great season and they keep showing that.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - MARCH 17: Head coach Ernesto Valverde of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and FC Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on March 17, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Valverde says Barcelona has to be careful

The Blaugrana boss believes that danger is still around the corner for his team in the Spanish La Liga tournament, as there are ten matches left on the calendar.

“We remembered last year and we managed to put it behind us and leave with a clean sheet.”

“They started as we imagined,” he said.

“We had to change the setup based on the casualties we had so it was difficult for us and they squeezed us.

“They’re able to score and dangerous when they counterattack but we had the fortune of opening the score.”