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Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona played badly in the last few minutes

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The coach has had his say

FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Ernesto Valverde offered his view of Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Real Valladolid after the match on Saturday.

A single goal from Ousmane Dembele made it two wins out of two for Barcelona, but they found it tough going on an awful pitch.

The hosts also saw a stoppage time goal ruled out for offside by VAR, and Valverde admitted his team did not end the game at all well.

“Valladolid played with good pressure and they pushed us, but the pitch had a lot to do with it,” he said. “We were more dominant and had opportunities, but we couldn’t score the second goal.”

”There was a time when they changed the system and we could’ve made it 0-2 then, but in the last few minutes we did badly.“

“These results give us opportunities to win the League, but we feared that there could be some injury, the state of the pitch has conditioned the way both teams played.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Barcelona have maximum points from their opening two games of the season. Next up is a visit from another newly promoted team as Huesca travel to the Camp Nou.