Quique Setien has told Barcelona fans that there will be a significant improvement after Betis came close to snatching a point against the Catalans.
“I really liked the team,” Barca head coach Setien said of his side, who are three points behind leaders Real Madrid. “There are things we could have done better, but I’m happy. We have come from behind twice.
“The team is improving in many things and I am very happy with the performance, the result and everything. We are still missing things, though.
“You have to enjoy the win because Betis are a great team, who were playing at home.”
“We have improved a lot [in defence],” he added. “There are always some imbalances in the way we play, but I am quite happy with the defensive attitude of the team.
“In the second half, I don’t think we granted them a chance on goal.”
Setien has further praised his team.
“We have had two demanding games and have had to work very hard. Betis played very well in the first half and made it difficult to play out from the back
“We’ve tried to press too, but they have a lot of high quality players, Fekir played an extraordinary game and they made it complicated for us. We had our moments, we went for the game and I think we dominated the second half.
“I think you have to value our performance highly. Thursday was really difficult. We played well then and this has been similar.
“There are things we can improve, but I’m very happy with our attitude, we’ve come from behind twice tonight and you have to value the control we’ve had.”