Valverde pleased with Barcelona 2-1 victory against Real Sociedad

The catalans manager Ernesto Valverde hails his players for winning three great points after they came from behind to win 2-1 at Real Sociedad. Real sociedad was leading 1-0 in the 12th minute at the Anoeta Stadium through Aritz Elustondo’s strike before things turned around in the second half, with Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele scoring in quick succession just after the hour-mark.

Real Sociedad had opportunities to go further ahead after the interval, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen making a couple of notable saves just before Suarez scored.

Ernesto Valverde Barcelona have won each of their first four LaLiga games this season. The result saw the defending champions extend their 100 per cent start to the season, making it four wins from four games in LaLiga so far this term.

Valverde stated on club official website:
We have picked up three great points. It was very testing, difficult match. Real Sociedad were strong, and although we dominated from the start, they scored from an isolated chance.

We found it very hard to break through their defence, but we stepped it up a gear in the second half and the pace of the game changed. We took more risks and got more of the ball, and it was thanks to that we got the three points.

It is at places like this that championships are won. You have to take these games, dominate them, and overcome the difficulties. Ter Stegen made some great saves. They had some very clear chances and he saved the day for us. But every one of my players did their job.

There are always things to improve. But it’s never easy to come here. And it’s especially hard when you go a goal down so early. And the fans really got behind their team. There is a spectacular atmosphere in this new Anoeta. If it was hard enough before, it’s even more difficult now.

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