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Guardiola: “We’ll try to be constant and do our job”

FC Barcelona Manager, Pep Guardiola, is still playing things cautiously despite the reduced distance between Barça and Real Madrid, the current Spanish League leaders. “I still think there are a lot of points to win back”, he said. He also highlighted how 15 of the 19 players picked to go to Mallorca are products of the club itself, coming from Barça’s La Masia football school.


23 March 2012 08:01 PM


Jordi Clos

Barcelona (FCB).- In a week in which Barça have seen the gap between themselves and Real Madrid cut from 10 to 6 points, Pep Guardiola, speaking to the press before the Spanish League game in Mallorca, has spoken cautiously. \u201CIt won\u2019t be easy for us to win the ten games we\u2019ve got left, we\u2019re playing opponents with a lot at stake\u201D he said. \u201COur only chance is to concentrate on our work. We\u2019ll try to be constant and get our job done \u2026 I still think six points are a lot to make up\u201D.

Full marks

But Guardiola has every faith in his players. \u201CI am sure we won\u2019t get distracted. At times we have been 13 points behind, and we have gone out to win all the same. The situation hasn\u2019t changed at all \u2026 We knew we had done our homework, we competed and we behaved well wherever we went and that\u2019s what we wanted from the players. Doing that, we\u2019ve won three titles this season, and we\u2019ll try to win more\u201D.

15 home bred players

For the next game, there are players missing both in defence and on the wings. Unconcerned, Guardiola commented that \u201CMontoya is an excellent full back and Muniesa can adapt perfectly to full or centre back \u2026 And of the 19 players picked, 15 were from our own youth system. That\u2019s our victory. We will try to make the success even greater by winning the game\u201D.

Difficult venue

Barça Manager also spoke about the effect Joaquín Caparrós has on the team they\u2019ll be playing tomorrow. \u201CHe makes his mark, his teams are very recognisable\u201D he said, adding that Mallorca are \u201Cintense, ambitious and dynamic.\u201D The Iberostar Estadi, he reckons \u201Cis always difficult place to play\u201D.


  • Barça Manager, Pep Guardiola, talking to the press before the Mallorca vs FC Barcelona game (by FC Barcelona)

  • Barça Manager, Pep Guardiola, talking to the press before the Mallorca vs FC Barcelona game (by FC Barcelona)