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29.10.2011 23:22

Guardiola happy to be back in the goals

Vanessa Forns

After the 5-0 win at the Camp Nou Pep Guardiola expressed his satisfaction that the team was again back in the goals following the results against Seville and Granada earlier this week.

Bartomeu: “whether he scores or not, Messi makes the difference”

Speaking after the game, the Club Vice-President reckoned that Guardiola’s team had “once again shown what a great team they are”. Sr Bartomeu also singled out hat trick hero Messi for praise: “he shows in every game what an incredible player he is. There was never any question about it. He makes the difference player whether he scores or not”.

Josep Maria Bartomeu was also happy with the contribution the B team players Isaac Cuenca and Gerard Deulofeu both made: “they showed that when they play, they can play at the same level as the first team players”.

Visibly pleased with his team’s demolition of Mallorca, Guardiola praised their “penetration –both out wide and through the middle”, as well as explaining his satisfaction with “the work we have put in over the last four years and the fact that the youngsters from the B team have shown they can come through and help us and that is down to the hard work of a lot of people”.

Proud if the youngsters

Guardiola went on to explain: “we have a very small squad and in the B team there are players like Dos Santos, Sergi Roberto, Bartra, Muniesa or Montoya, who are able to come in and play for us. We have plenty of players with knocks and they know that when that happens we will go out and bring the B team players in”.
Guardiola also referred to the two B team players who featured on Saturday –Isaac Cuenca “Isaac is a winger who knows when he has to take his man on”, whilst congratulating Gerard Deulofeu on his debut, though warning: “he still needs to progress and needs time to grow”.


Dani Alves put the icing on the cake for the fans at the game with a fantastic fifth goal and Guardiola was full of praise for his Brazilian wing back: “I want to thank him for the effort he puts in. He’s a player who gives everything. I really do have to thank him because he gives us the option of playing in so many different ways. Let’s hope he continues to play like that”.

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