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Ernesto Valverde: Barcelona weren’t brilliant but are happy with Leganes win

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The boss offered his thoughts after Saturday’s dismal display

CD Leganes v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde admitted his team weren’t brilliant against Leganes on Saturday but reckons they are happy with their 2-1 win.

The champions once again put in a poor performance away from home and had to come from behind to take three points against La Liga’s bottom team.

Valverde offered his thoughts after the match where he also claimed the pitch and the weather were reasons for his team’s ineptitude.

“It’s [an] extremely important [win] because we found ourselves behind and the game was going away from us. The pitch was terrible, it was very windy and they sat deep to defend.

“I don’t want that to sound like an excuse because we struggled. By pushing hard and going in search of openings through set-pieces we were able to win. But it was very tough. I know our game wasn’t brillant but we are happy with the result.”

Source | AS

The win is enough to keep Barca top of La Liga but will do little to relieve the growing pressure on Valverde after another disjointed performance from his team.