Ernesto Valverde spoke to the media after his side beat Villarreal in LaLiga to extend their unbeaten run in the competition to 15 and push their lead at the top of the table to five over Valencia once again.
Impression of the game: "It was a very complicated game, in which we contolled many aspects. They arrived very well organised and knowing how they wanted to play. We asserted ourselves on the game and worked a lot during the game."
Victory: "The victory is important. Our rivals in the league all won and the need to win ourselves was evident. Villarreal played well, looked for the counter, but we knew how to compete and match their attacks. We have a style of play that conditions how the opponent plays. Villarreal always want the ball, from the start, but they took a step backwards. We wanted the ball and our finishing was good. We sent a lot of people forward and we put away the first goal."
Messi: "What Messi does is outrageous. Soon, he will break more records and it will be the most most normal thing in the world."