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Valverde: ‘Very painful night’

ROME – Coach Ernesto Valverde of Barcelona, spoke of a very painful evening in Rome.

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There is no doubt about that”, sighed he, after the dramatic defeat against AS Roma (3-0). As a result, the Italian team very surprising to the last four in the Champions League, after the generous loss of 4-1 last week in Camp Nou.

,,I’m sorry for the fans. But we must make ourselves fast to focus again on the prices that this season we can win,” stated Valverde. Barcelona dominated in the Spanish league as a leader a lead of eleven points on Atlético Madrid. Barça may on april 21, also the Spanish cup still win in the final against Seville.

Valverde praised the tactics and the fighting spirit of AS Roma, with Kevin Strootman in midfield. ,,We were constantly put under pressure. This we came not in our own game. We were forced to use the long ball to play. I will also use my own tactical plans should evaluate. The reality is that they very well were and we didn’t. For Barcelona, this was a bad night.”

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