The Betis coach, Manuel Pellegrini, stressed that “beating fc Barcelona gives double merit to what the team is doing”, after winning 0-1 at the Camp Nou with a goal from Juanmi in minute 79.
“Before the game there were some critics who said that we could not beat the big teams. We are going to go to any field to play our way, I will not change my system to lock myself back in any field,” said the Verdiblanco coach in the subsequent press conference.
Despite the triumph, Pellegrini He had no qualms about admitting that Betis’ goal came at a good moment for Barça: “The first half was very balanced. In the second, Barcelona dominated, we looked for the backs of the defenders and in a great play we made that goal”.
In addition, he considered that his eleven players complied “defensively” throughout the game. “So much Sergio Canales What Willian jose they slowed down the exit of the ball of the Barça “, valued Pellegrini.