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Ernesto Valverde admits Barcelona ‘lacked brilliance’ despite doing the double

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Barcelona v Sevilla - Spanish Copa del Rey Final Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has spoken about his team after they clinched the double on Sunday and amongst the plaudits he did concede they “lacked brilliance” at times.

Sunday’s win over Deportivo La Coruna saw Barcelona win La Liga with four games to spare and follows on from last weekend’s Copa del Rey final win over Sevilla.

However, the disappointment of the defeat to Roma in the Champions League is still hard to forget and many supporters have been unimpressed with Valverde’s style of play.

“When you chase it all season, you say ‘finally’. The league is very long. It is not decided only in a match. From the beginning, we have been in the lead. In the end, we were the best. The hard part is winning and winning.

“I have not invented anything, in the end these players have already won titles and leagues with other coaches. It’s more of them than the coach.

“We have been a competitive, compact team and we have overcome many difficulties, and in moments I know it has lacked brilliance.”

“The team deserved it, with a good advantage over the second [team]. Each competition has its difficulty and its value and that is what we have to stay with. Great season and next year to try to improve what has not been done well.

“They are really indescribable sensations on a personal level and as an athlete when you receive so much affection from people. I have tried to be a good athlete and a great person, surrounding myself with unique people.”

Source | Sky Sports

Barcelona have just four games left, including the Clasico against Real Madrid at the weekend. They also still have the chance to go through the entire season unbeaten which would be pretty brilliant.