Barcelona interim head coach Sergi Barjuan has revealed that he was delighted with his side’s 1-0 Champions League win over Dynamo Kyiv, but admitted he was not sure whether he would be in charge for their next game against Celta Vigo on Saturday.
It was far from a good performance but it was a vital three points, with Barcelona winning just one of their opening three European fixtures prior to their trip to Ukraine.
Ansu Fati grabbed the winner for his side in the second half, lashing home Oscar Minguez’s deflected cross inside the box.
After the game, Barjuan reflected on his first win as Barcelona boss and singled out Fati for praise.
“In the pre-game talk, as a Culé that I am, I told them that it was a very important game for the club. There are many players from the club, who have understood it. I have thrown it away for the feeling. I don’t know if it worked, but at least we won,” he said.
“[The win] was very important. The players knew it, everyone knew it. You could tell in the previous hours that there was tension. The physiognomy of your face changes. From here, we will see how we face the next game. This helps you work better.”
He added: “Ansu has what differentiates him, which is a goal. He has that quality. It helps to free up Memphis. Today has been Ansu, tomorrow it can put Memphis and after another one. When you can divide, you manage to free players.”
Despite the victory Barjuan is not expected to be around much longer with Xavi set to take over at the club imminently.
Asked about his future, Barjuan was tight-lipped, saying: “Today we have won. Let’s enjoy ourselves a little bit. God will tell if I will finish the week in Vigo or at the Johan Cruyff. I try to contribute everything I know.”