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23.08.2009 23:55

Puyol lifts the Super Cup again

Anna Segura

Carles Puyol lifted the Spanish Super Cup aloft in Camp Nou on Sunday evening after FC Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao and he wants even more silverware to add to his collection.

The Blaugrana captain added to the trophies that he won last season and those that were garnered under Frank Rijkaard and he believes that winning things only motivates him and the team on to try and guide the club to more glory.

Staying put

"I feel important here and my plan is to stay," he explained when asked about his position at Barça. Puyol stated that he understood the club were looking to reinforce the defence after the injuries sufferd last term as well as looking to promote from within where possible.

Six trophies

With the Super Cup already won, Barça now have five more trophies to aim for an Puyol is excited: "It is great and we want to achieve more for the fans," he said. "The team is like last season, but not just on the pitch, but on a daily basis too.

"Now we have to go step-by-step. Very few teams have done the treble, so you can imagine how hard it would be to win six. But the idea is to win every game from now until the end of the season."

Xavi Hernàndez

2009-08-23_FCB_-_ATHLETIC_BILBAO_006.JPG"We have overcome the first challenge."

"There is always pressure at Barça and playing for six trophies is great."

"There is a long way to go, but the team looks ready."

"Ibrahimovic is a player that likes to link up with his team-mats. He did not score, but was heavily involved.

Touré Yaya

"The second half was excellent."

"We have an important game on Friday. It will be a difficult game."

Bojan Krkic

" 2009-08-23_FCB_-_ATHLETIC_BILBAO_CELEBRACION_TITULO_003.JPGWhat is important is to win the first trophy. Now we must go from game-to-game and if we do that we can win more trophies."

"The team is highly motivated to achieve great things again."

"I am full of confidence. I am calm and enjoying everything."

"It is clear that we can include players from the youth teams."

"This is my third season. In the last two I have seen the best and the worst and I have learned a lot. What I want is to enjoy all this and hope to play and sore more goals."

"At no time during talks with the coach have we talked about the possibility of winning six trophies."

Thierry Henry

"It was a trophy to be won. It is the first one of the season, but that does not mean that we are going to win everything again, but we are going to try for that."

"The attitude of the team is important. We have to continue running and trying."

"When we play like that it is a pleasure to be in this team."

"Athletic are not an easy team. We had to work hard."

"Ibrahimovic was only missing a goal. He came very close. He was involved in all the important things we did going forward."

Dani Alves

"Ibrahimovic has a lot of quality and will bring a lot to the team."

"In this club and in this team the youngsters are highly valued. More and more players are coming through all the time."
Puyol lifts the Super Cup again

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