matchdays | 2015-04-18
Bravo: Valencia were on top of their game
The victory's hero spoke after the match ended
Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo played a starring role in his side’s 2-0 win over Valencia.
The latter had 11 shots on goal and the Chile international stopped the pivotal tenth-minute Daniel Parejo penalty - what could have been the visitor’s equalizing goal after Luis Suárez had struck for Barcelona after 55 seconds.
After the match, Bravo commented on his save: "The times when the goalkeeper has to play a big part are key moments. I had to stop it any way I could. I work hard everyday to improve and make plays like today."
“You have to make the shooter think and have some doubt. It worked out wonderfully," he added.
Bravo also spoke about the importance of the result, given his teammates were “worn out” following their midweek fixture against Paris Saint-Germain.
"Valencia were playing well, on top of their game," he said. "But of course we wanted to win after winning in Paris, and we did, against a very good Valencia side," the Chile international added.
"You have to pull out all the stops. Our game today did not flow in the way it usually does, we were worn out, but we were able to do the job thanks to the team's spirit."
"We have to keep on like this, taking care of the details, as in the end it's the details that make the difference. We are very happy about the performances we've put in against very tough opponents."
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