Valverde says Barcelona has to be careful

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)
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)

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.

Barcelona is currently in the first position of the Spanish La Liga table with 66 points, they are ten points ahead of their closest rival Atlético Madrid, and 12 points from Real Madrid.

But with 28 matches already played from 38, the team knows they haven’t won the title until the 2018-2019 season ends.

At least this is the mentality coach Ernesto Valverde has.

“After the result of Atlético, the three points against Betis were very important,” Valverde said to Spanish media outlet As.

“There are still 10 games and we have to be careful and keep going, but we have taken a very important step and we will see if it is enough to be champions.”

“The good thing is that we finished this stretch of intense matches of recent weeks, now comes the break and after there are 10 games left, each time we pass one and win it, it will be an even more important step,” he added.

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“Everyone can think what they want, but at the moment we try to win every game, first the league, then the cup and we’ll see about the Champions League.”

“But at the moment we do not have any titles, and in the league, there are 30 points left to fight for, we have to keep pushing,” he continued.

“We knew that they would play an intense match and with high pressure, they already did it at Camp Nou,” he said referring to Real Betis.

“We did not want them to take control, in the first game they passed us when they scored four goals. When you change something, it’s to improve, to be able to win and we’ve won, it seems that it may be due to that, but in reality, it’s due to the efforts of the players.”