Busquets: “We know how hard it is to win so many points”

Sergio Busquets in action against Celta / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Blaugrana midfielder, who played parts of the game against Celta in the centre back position, said that “Barça had more control of the match in the second half”

Training session on Monday

Barça will train this Monday at 11.00 at the Ciutat Esportiva ahead of the Champions League clash with Celtic FC. After the session, Marc Bartra will hold a press conference.

Sergio Busquets played a crucial role for Barça against Celta as he alternated his position between the team’s back line and the midfield. Barça started the match with a three-men at the back, with Busquets playing in the holding midfielder position, and on various occasions the player dropped to plug the holes in the team’s sparse defensive line. On the positions he played this evening, the player said: “I’m a midfielder but I can play in the centre defender role as well. It’s about helping the team, always.”

In addition to the three points won against Celta, the team broke the Club record for the best-ever start in La Liga. When asked about the team’s new record, Busquets said that “records are a part of history and we know how difficult it is to achieve them.” The midfielder was also pleased with how the team played against Celta: “It was a bit difficult at first and Celta created a couple of chances, but in the second half we had a lot more control and they weren’t as dangerous.”

Injuries, the only piece of bad news from tonight’s match

With the addition of Adriano to the team’s long injury list, Barça will be without yet another defender for at least three weeks. “The injuries are the saddest thing about our start to the season, I really hope all the injured players can return to competitive play soon,” he said. When asked about the upcoming match against Celtic, a match he cannot play due to suspension, he said: “The players are very eager to clinch qualification to the next round of the Champions League and we’ll try to seal our passage to the knock-out round in Scotland.”

Here are the statements made by the FC Barcelona players after the 3-1 victory over Celta:

Jordi Alba:

“We knew that we could break the record and we’re really happy that we managed to do it”

“I’m a left back, but I like to go forward and it’s always nice to score goals”

“We read the game well after Celta’s first counterattacks. We had more control in the second half”

“I feel great, I’m very comfortable on the pitch and I’m sure that I’ll improve as the season goes on”

Andrés Iniesta:

“The fact that we broke the record says a lot about the team. We’re very eager to do a good job and I’m sure the team will improve”

“I’m sure that we’ll have difficult moments this season, but we have to take advantage of this situation”

“It’s almost impossible for Messi to have a bad game. He had a couple of chances today but he was unlucky in front of goal”

“A good result against Celtic would give us a lot of tranquility ahead of the last two matches in the Champions League group stage”