Valverde: "For me Suárez' goal was clean. There's a lot of people who like controversy." "Dembélé's good level is not a coach's thing, it is the player's merit, his work, we are delighted to have him." “My plan wasn’t to take off Aleñá, but with the way the game was going, I thought it was better to bet on Messi.” "Leo Messi's ability to intimidate when he is in the field, is a point in favor, he is incredible. Today he started on the bench. The players are aware that they have to rest and I also speak with the players to get to know about their sensations." "We have improved in defense, although there are matches in which we have conceded too many goals, we are closer together, we have taken a step forward." "Coutinho gives us a lot, he always tries, he's not scoring as many goals as Dembélé, but he always tries and I hope he will start scoring goals soon."