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Guardiola accepts stalemate
18 Oct 2009 - 15:38:18
Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola was not too concerned after seeing his side drop two points in La Liga due to a goalless draw at Valencia.
Barca are now just one point ahead of deadly rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table, but Guardiola accepted that his side were fortunate to leave the Mestalla with a share of the spoils.
He told Marca: "We came to win, but we did not because we created difficulties for ourselves. We are incapable of winning all 38 games.
"The league is a process and we are stable. They created problems for us in the first half, but we were better in the second, against a team that causes us problems last year.
"I do not believe that teams know us better now."
Meanwhile, Valencia coach Unai Emery felt that his side had done enough to win the game.
He added: "We are satisfied with the performance, but sad not to have won.
"In the overall analysis we had more chances than them. We want to move up the table and we will continue along this path.
"We need the Mestalla to become a fortress, because we do not have enough points from our home games."