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16.09.2007 23:59

Deco calls on players to find solutions

Roger Bogunyà

Barça failed to win in Pamplona. Deco, who started, said “we have to find solutions from within the team” and added that “on a playing level we were better than we were in Santander".

The Portuguese midfielder is aware that his team "created few chances" in Pamplona, but is confident his side can get better.

Desire to improve

Deco made his ambition to see changes clear, saying "We always have to improve, even when we win. We know that we can’t afford to drop points, but neither is it time for desperate measures".

Asked about what it feels like to be trailing Real Madrid by four points so early on in the season, the Portuguese player explained that "what matters is that we have to improve and we should not over concern ourselves with Madrid, there’s a lot of league still to play."

Ronaldinho thinking of Lyon

Ronaldinho, meanwhile, said "we need to think about the next game” and believes there is no need to worry too much about tonight’s draw. "After all the international games, it was tough to have an away match and against a team that wanted to play on the counter attack".

With his Brazil games behind him and Lyon to come, Ronaldinho was not surprised he was taken off for Xavi in the 65th minute. "It was the boss’ decision and there is a midweek game about to come” he commented.
Deco calls on players to find solutions
Laporta: "The draw was fair"
Joan Laporta, speaking after the tied game, said "A draw was a fair result. We had to fight hard, because Osasuna is a team that tries hard and they never give up a single ball. That makes it hard for us to play our way".
Asked about his side’s display, the Barça president explained that “they fought and kept fighting and things are still being put into place … There is a lot of talent, but also a lot of effort, and we saw that tonight. Now we need the midfielders to get forward more and for the strikers to be more accurate, but things will come, this side has a lot of potential".

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