By Press Association Sport Staff
Published: 18:35 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 18:35 BST, 1 April 2019
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde believes there is still 'a lot of rowing to be done' before his side can contemplate being crowned LaLiga champions.
The Blaugrana cemented their 10-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-0 home win over city rivals Espanyol on Saturday.
Valverde's side face relegation battlers Villarreal on Tuesday night in the next step of what is viewed as a procession towards the title and a potential domestic double.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde believes there is still 'a lot of rowing to be done' in La Liga
Champions League ambitions are also still very much alive heading into a quarter-final showdown against Manchester United, as Barcelona look to close in on a memorable end to the campaign.
Valverde, though, is not about to allow anyone to get ahead of themselves.
'There are nine games left in LaLiga. If we win six, we are champions - but there is a lot of rowing to be done before that,' the Barca boss said at a press conference broadcast by the club.
'It's not extra pressure, it's a pressure we