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Ernesto Valverde is a ‘little bit worried’ after Barcelona’s win over Real Sociedad

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The champions struggled at Anoeta

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Ernesto Valverde admitted he was a little bit worried after watching Barcelona struggle to a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday.

The champions went behind to Aritz Elustondo’s early strike but managed to win the game through goals by Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.

Sociedad did waste several good chances to score though, and Valverde says his team need to improve.

“It was a very good three points. We were made to work for it and it was a difficult game. We had to find another gear and take some risks.

“We were punished on the break but we also pressed and they had periods when they had to hold on. It worked out for us in the end.

I’m not very worried, just a little bit, and there are things we have to improve on. They were playing deep towards the end of the game and generating clear opportunities to break.

“We weren’t taking our chances and we lost control of the game and handed them the initiative. La Real are good on the break and they have a very good side. It’s not easy to win here and we need to take more risks. I’m not too concerned but we will work to iron out the mistakes.”

Source | AS

Barcelona are back in action on Tuesday, as PSV Eindhoven visit the Camp Nou in the Champions League.