Lima, January 2, 2022Updated on 02/01/2022 06:39 pm
Despite the casualties- some players due to coronavirus and others due to injury—Barcelona started on the right foot in 2022 after beating Mallorca on a visit (1-0) for matchday 19 of LaLiga Santander. After the victory, the ‘Azulgranas’ technical director, who expressed his excitement to return to the path of victory.
“The three points are gold. Coming and competing in the circumstances in which we have come to Mallorca is to be proud of. It is a team triumph. As a group, as a family. With very young people, but with personality. Today the character of the team has been demonstrated ”, said in statements to Movistar.
In that sense, the coach applauded the work of his team. “It is a historic victory because with the losses we had gained (…) The team, as we have seen, continues to improve although we need to maintain a necessary intensity and that is difficult for us”, added.
In addition, the strategist specifically congratulated Ter Stegen who — in the final minutes of the engagement — reacted brilliantly and prevented the fall of his bow with his right forearm, causing the astonishment of all his teammates. “Has he saved us? Very happy for Marc who has shown with his save that he is an excellent goalkeeper ”, rescued.
Along the same lines, he highlighted the work of the youths throughout the championship and mentioned that he will continue to bet on them. “They are helping us a lot and more than they are going to leave. They are competing very well and therefore more will continue to come because they are working hard ”, mentioned.
How is Barcelona doing in LaLiga Santander?
Barcelona had an irregular start in LaLiga Santander 2021-22, but little by little it is climbing in the position table. Currently, the ‘Azulgranas’ are in the fifth box with 31 points, remaining two from Real Betis (3rd) and one from Atlético Madrid (4th), clubs that occupy the last qualifying tickets to the next Champions League.