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Roura: Barca Have Overcome Difficulties

Barcelona’s assistant coach, Jordi Roura, has praised the team’s La Liga efforts this season.

The Blaugrana are on course to equal Real Madrid’s record 100 point haul, and celebrated romping to the league title in front of their own fans on Sunday night.

The destination of this season’s Spanish crown has been a forgone conclusion for most of the campaign, with Barca imperious.

But Roura says the fact of their almost unchallenged march to victory should not gloss over the tribulations they have had to overcome to get there.

He says that apart from their often swashbuckling play, Barca’s character and resilience this season have had the most to do with their league glory.

"We've had to overcome many difficulties, we're very pleased with the work everyone put in," said Roura told Barca's official website.

"Throughout the year we've had a handful of crucial moments. The first games of the season were key thanks to our consistency, we had the best start to La Liga in the history of the competition.

"Since January people assumed the league was already over but that wasn't the case, we had to win each week. We could have relaxed, but that didn't happen, we maintained the necessary consistency to win the title and with an extremely high amount of points."

With two games to go of the La Liga season and the trophy already in the Camp Nou cabinet, there is little left for Barca to play for.

But Roura says they will go all out to secure the wins they need to equal Real’s 100 point milestone.

"We were coming off of a very long week, but we were able to work well and recover. We had a lot of players to choose from and we wanted to send out the most competitive team,” he said after Sunday’s 2-1 win over Valladolid.

“We didn't do it [play a weak team] because we want to equal the 100 point record. If we can do it, it'll be a good memory; the record excites us." 

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