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Valverde reacts to Barca Copa del Rey win over Sevilla

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 22/04/2018

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has reacted to the 5-0 victory over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Valverde is of the view that Barcelona played without thinking of what happened against Roma in Champions League quarter finals in Rome.

The Camp Nou outfit is now primed to clinch double this season after securing the Copa del Rey title on Saturday and all attention will be shift on the La Liga against Deportivo La Coruna.

"Each competition is an opportunity and we had the chance to play a final without thinking about what had happened before," said Valverde.

"Clearly how we lost against Roma left an impact and today we have been better from the start. The idea was to win today and now we need to rubber stamp winning the league.

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"I feel fine, when you lose in a compeititon with a big club there are always repercussions and not just small issues that would be the case elsewhere. This happened in the Super Cup and the Champions League for the way we were beaten.

"We were anxious to win something to show that we are fine."

Valverde was pleased with the way the team played.

"We knew what we were up against and we went out with a lot of determination," he continued.

"We got the first goal and then we were able to cope with their pressure quite easily."

Up next for the Copa del Rey Champions is the visit to Riazor to play Deportivo La Coruna next week Sunday.
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