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26.08.2008 23:21

Touré: “We have to work on efficiency”

Anna Segura

Despite the defeat, the FC Barcelona players have recognised that the most important thing was to have qualified for the Champions League group stage. Touré reiterated several times that the team will need to work on its efficiency.

The Barça squad was delighted to have qualified for the group stages of the Champions league. They were the most important games of the season, said Gerard Piqué who considered them “two finals that either had to be won or won”.

Touré Yaya:

“The qualification is over. This year we will have to work on efficiency because we had a lot of chances that we did not convert”.

“We didn’t play well but we have to think about starting the league. The bad news is that we didn’t win this game”.

Gerard Piqué:

“We have qualified, which is the most important thing”.

“We defended in zones as we have done since the start of the season. We have worked on this more than once”.

“The qualification was the most important thing of the season. They were two finals we had to win”.

“I have always been one for attacking strategies. I like helping the team to score goals”.

Thierry Henry:

wisla_-_fcb_x7x.jpg“It was an odd game because we had so many chances but they scored and we didn’t get any”.

“The most important thing for the club is to be in the Champions League”.

“We played well today even though it wasn’t a good game. Now let’s see what we can do at Numancia. It will be a tough game because last year I saw what they did in the second division”.

“Wisla was no easy team and they showed that tonight. We have lost our first game but it doesn’t matter because we are into the Champions League.

Víctor Valdés:

“The important thing was getting through the round. We were up against a team that plays good football and it was uncomfortable”.

“From the start we went out to win the game.”

Samuel Eto'o:

“We have gone through and we are lucky enough to be playing in a great competition”.

“We played a great game but we didn’t have the luck we had on other days We had chances but we didn’t finish them off”.

“We hope to start the league well and that the season goes as well as possible”.

“Barça’s only rival this season is Barça itself”.

Dani Alves:

“We have won the round and that was what was at stake. We qualified but whenever Barça take to the field the aim is to win”.

“We missed out today but the aim was to qualify”.
Touré: “We have to work on efficiency”
Evening session on Wednesday
The FC Barcelona expedition flew straight back to Barcelona after the game. Josep Guardiola wants all of his players on Wednesday at 18:30 for a preparatory session that will be held at La Masia.

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