Salta el menu

Language menu

“L’Espanyol ens ha posat a lloc”

Top of page


Link to related content


01.12.2010 23:54

Guardiola: “Espanyol put us in our place”

Anna Segura

Pep Guardiola believes that FC Barcelona came back down to earth slightly on Wednesday evening after they were unable to win the Copa Catalunya in a triangular tournament after being beaten by Espanyol in the first match.

The Blaugrana participated in the three-team final playing 45 minute games against the Blanc i Blau and Hospitalet and the coach thinks it was a good lesson before their next league game versus Osasuna "Thedefeat by Espanyol showed us what we will come up against in Pamplona, then Real Sociedad and in Cornellà," Guardiola explained. "Espanyol have put us in our place and now we have some tough games ahead before Christmas."

Classic history

Victory in the second game against Hospitalet was not enough to give the trophy to Barça as Espanyol won it thanks to their two wins. "The Real Madrid game is now history," Guardiola continued. "We now have to start thinking about Saturday."

Cup choices

Barça fielded a mixture of players that did not start against Madrid and B team starlets in the Copa Catalunya. "The (Catalan) Federation deserves to see Barça send a first choice side but having played on Monday they could not do so again on Wednesday," the Blaugrana boss commented.

Espanyol and Hospitalet

Guardiola then reflected on the two teams that Barça played and Espanyol's triumph. "The trophy is well deserved," he said. "Espanyol are a grand team. They are one of the best teams in the league."

"The game against Hospitalet was strange because within five minutes we scored twice, but then they went on and played well. I hope that they can have a good season."
Guardiola: “Espanyol put us in our place”

To view this content you need the latest version of the Flash Player

Share with

Top of page

Back to top

Related content

Football News

Season 10-11

View full content

Official sponsors

Copyright - FCBarcelona | Legal Terms | Buy tickets FC Barcelona | This is the FC Barcelona official website

Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | RSS

Back to top
Top of page