Barcelona manager warned against discounting the Madrid tams after his side is sitting at the top of the table moved five points clearer.
Valvede urges his team not to underestimate Madrid.
Ernesto Valverde warned his team not to underestimate the Madrid team this season after his side defeated the Getafe by 2-1 goals and now sitting at the top with five points clearer from the second placed team.
Last day the second placed team Atletico Madrid drawn their match by 1-1 goal by Sevilla and Barcelona’s arch rivals Real Madrid lost the match against Real Sociedad by 2-0 goals, and Barcelona won the tight game against their city rivals and sits atop.
In the first half Barcelona superstars Messi and Suarez gave Barcelona the lead, though Jaime Mata scored one goal for Getafe fight back, but the Champions put a strong fight back to hold on their counterpart.
In the last few weeks Valverde’s position at Barcelona is in a subject of speculation leading up to the game, and after delivering the results with them that leaves his position and their glory defence in a more secure stage.
Valverde said: “It has been a hard match,”
“We knew it would be as well.
“We withstood the challenge and picked up more points than those behind us.
“For us it was crucial to be focused. Getafe is a strong rival and pressured us a lot. We have to recognise that they had chances too.”