Pinto stressed the great competitive attitude that the team have always shown, even now when their league hopes are over.
The keeper admitted that it’s tough to come back into the starting line up after two months on the bench, but explained: “the key thing is that I have continued training as I always do and that has helped me maintain my concentration”.
Pinto has always maintained the same hard working attitude regardless of whether he was on the bench or playing: “I have continued training as I always do and that has helped me maintain my concentration”.
That concentration and commitment is also there from his teammates, there’ll be no relaxation even if the title is now out of their reach: “this team have a winning attitude. We will still be competitive, even if there is nothing at stake”. Pinto also knows that the game time he’s getting will hold him in good stead for the Cup Final: “we are preparing each game very intensively, with our perspective very much on the Final”.
Pinto and Valdés give everything in training and on the pitch and that’s been a vital part in their growth as keepers and Pinto explained that they both work hard to outdo the other: “we have a healthy rivalry, which helps us both”. (via FCBarcelona.com)