Josep Maria Bartomeu recognized the effort that the team put in throughout the 90 minutes of play to win tonight’s 3 point against a Betis side that “played a great game.” The sporting vice-resident noted that winning isn’t a simple thing. “Every game will be difficult because the rivals also put in a good effort and it isn’t easy to win the Liga. We’ve seen this over the last couple of years.” On Real Madrid’s point advantage, Bartomeu believes that there are “many points still up for grabs” and that he’s confident that the team will “fight on and work like always” to cut into Madrid’s lead.
On the Cup clásico Bartomeu said that it’s “appetizing” to play against Madrid. “Madrid is playing great football but we are too. The team is motivated.” He’s anticipating a great match seeing that “both teams are the best in the world.”(via FCBarcelona.cat)