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10.01.2007 12:00

"We cannot assume anything"

Scorer of a brace on Wednesday, Javier Saviola has said that despite the excellent result in Vitoria, it would be dangerous to assume that Barça are already through to the next round, as no opponent should be underestimated.

Javier Saviola played all ninety minutes and scored both goals in Barcelona's emphatic win at Alavés. But the Argentinian knows that his side still has the second leg to get through, and that anything could happen,. He said "we still have the second leg and we cannot assume anything. We know we have given ourselves a big advantage but we should not underestimate any rivals".

The following is a selection of some of the comments made by the Barça players after tonight's cup clash.


"Personally I am pleased with the two goals. Collectively, which is more important, I am happy because we won".
"We came to win the match. What happens outside of the game does not matter. But I really hope Alavés can sort out the problems they are having as soon as possible".
"We are used to playing in front of bigger crowds".


"Truth is, we thought this game would be harder. Now we just need to think about Saturday".
"I played Sunday and today but I still need more matches. I hope I get to play next Saturday".
"We are always prepared to perform to the maximum. Whether I play or Motta".


"I didn't have much work to do. Goalkeepers don't like games like these because you see very little of the ball but still have to stay attentive."
"I was not all that sure what was going on in the stands."
"Barça fans always come to the stadium and I am sure they will respond in the right way on Tuesday."
"It wasn't easy, but we managed to play a good game".


"I think it was just a question of time. We tried attacking down the wings, through the middle… it is hard when a team defends with eight men behind the ball. But we stayed patient".
"Saviola has an excellent attitude".
"It was all a bit odd. It is not normal for things like that to happen in a stadium."

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