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FC Barcelona Assistant Manager Jordi Roura: "The team that overcomes difficulties wins the league"

The Barça Manager still insists that it is the Spanish League that matters most and that Levante won’t be an easy opponent. “Levante are on a bad run, but that sometimes works against you because they have nothing to lose” said Barça’s Assistant Manager Jordi Roura. In addition, he explained that Messi “has started training with the squad and he has dealt with his recovery period well and done everything he can to get fit again”.

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19 April 2013 09:50 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- Jordi Roura spoke to the press today about how nothing is decided yet in the league, and there are still some big games to come, including the one this Saturday against Levante. He said that \u201Cwe will be trying to win the league as quickly as possible, but every game is a different story. Levante are on a bad run, but that sometimes works against you because they have nothing to lose and that makes things especially difficult\u201D.


Neither does Roura wants anyone to start celebrating yet. \u201CThey were already saying we\u2019d won the league two or three months ago. But the team has maintained the same intensity and concentration required to win. We still need nine points before we can say we are champions and we all know that this is the most important tournament\u201D. But the team are on fantastic form at the moment. \u201CIt\u2019s the team that overcomes the most difficulties, injuries for example, that wins the league\u201D he reckons.

Messi getting fitter

\u201CMessi is fine. He has started training with the squad and he has dealt with his recovery period well and done everything he can to get fit again\u201D, announced Jordi Roura, although he added that he and Tito Vilanova will not know whether the Argentinian will be fit to play until Saturday morning.

Other names were mentioned. One of the big mysteries is whether Carles Puyol and Javier Mascherano will be ready for the Champions League semi finals. The response was as follows: \u201CPuyol won\u2019t be playing in Munich and we still don\u2019t know whether he\u2019ll be ready for the second leg, it depends how things develop and what the doctors decide\u2026 Mascherano is developing very well, but we still can\u2019t say whether he\u2019ll be with us for the return leg either\u201D.

Abidal keen

Finally, Roura spoke about how excited Éric Abidal is about being able to play again. \u201CWe have to take things a step at a time. It\u2019s only natural for him to want to play, like any of his team-mates.

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  • Jordi Roura at the press conference before the FC Barcelona vs. Levante UD Spanish League game (by FC Barcelona)

  • Jordi Roura at the press conference before the FC Barcelona vs. Levante UD Spanish League game (by FC Barcelona)