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FC Barcelona News: 1 February 2011: Victor Valdés, Éric Abidal React to Big Lead, Transfer Deadline Closes

Abidal: "seven points are not many" | FCBarcelona
Éric Abidal has demanded caution over the seven point lead the team have established over Real Madrid, warning: "a defeat can come along when you least expect it and that could leave Madrid right behind us again".

Barcelona Keeper Victor Valdes: La Liga Title Race Is Not Over Yet | Goal
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has dismissed suggestions that the Primera Division title race is over following Real Madrid’s slip at Osasuna last weekend. Los Blancos succumbed to a second half Javier Camunas goal, and fell seven points behind the Blaugrana in the title race as a result of the damaging defeat.

It Is Too Early To Rule Out Real Madrid - Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola | Goal
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has urged his players not to think of any premature celebrations in the league, as he expects Real Madrid will win many games between now and the end of the season to pressure his side.

Lionel Messi's Barcelona Not Suited To Zlatan Ibrahimovic Of Milan - Jorge Messi | Goal
Barcelona's short and sharp play was just too much for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, claims Lionel Messi's father Jorge...

Pedro’s scoring on the up | FCBarcelona
Pedro Rodríguez continues to show that he is a very special player. His six game run of scoring in La Liga has only ever been equalled by seven other Barça players and the Spanish forward just looks to be getting better and better.

Barca expect Alves deal | Sky Sports
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is confident Dani Alves will sign a new contract with the club. Alves' current deal expires in 2012 and speculation has suggested Barca could be prepared to listen to offers.

26 players to prepare for Almeria trip | FCBarcelona
After a successful weekend with the win against Alicante and Real Madrid’s defeat in Pamplona meaning Barça are now a whole 7 points clear at the top, the squad turned their attention to the Cup game on Wednesday after the 5-0 win from the first leg.

Real's title hopes written off in Spain | FOX Sports
The pressure is on Jose Mourinho to prove to the Spanish football world that he is indeed the "Special One." Spanish media have already written off Real Madrid's title chances after a 1-0 loss at Osasuna left the club trailing two-time defending champion Barcelona by seven points in the standings.

Camuñas dedicates winner to fans | LFP
Osasuna player Javier Camuñas claims that the team is on cloud nine after Sunday's victory over Real Madrid broke a run of eight games without a win

Rovers wrap up Rochina | Sky Sports
Blackburn have completed the capture of Barcelona academy graduate Ruben Rochina for an undisclosed fee. The 19-year-old has penned a contract at Ewood Park that is set to run until the summer of 2015.

Aguero signs new deal | Eurosport
Aguero officially penned a two-and-a-half-year extension to his current contract, which he had agreed earlier in January. The new contract runs until June 2014.

Villarreal Turn Down Tottenham Hotspur's €35 Million Offer for Giuseppe Rossi - Report | Goal
Sky Italia reports that the Yellow Submarine, who are on course to finishing in the top-four in the Spanish Primera Division, are not interested in any offer unless they meet the 23-year-old's buy-out clause, which is said to be €50m.

Dos Santos returns to Spain | Sky Sports
Tottenham have sent Mexican forward Giovani Dos Santos on loan to Spanish outfit Racing Santander.

Hercules Blocks Royston Drenthe Loan Move To Juventus | Goal
Hercules president Valentin Botella has declared Royston Drenthe will not be ending early his loan contract to move to Juventus.

Xisco returns to Deportivo | Sky Sports
A delighted Xisco told the Spanish club's official website: "I'm returning to my home. "Deportivo have given me everything and I've come here focused on helping the team reach their objectives."

Official: Jozy Altidore Joins Bursaspor On Six-Month Loan | Goal
Turkish champions Bursaspor have signed USA and Villarreal striker Jozy Altidore on loan until the end of the season.

Montero accepts Levante loan | LFP
Ecuadorian midfielder Jefferson Montero is to spend the rest of the season on loan at Levante after the coastal club reached an agreement with Villarreal on Monday.


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