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Barcelona assistant coach Schreuder delighted with victory over Levante; Fati return

Barcelona assistant coach Alfred Schreuder was delighted with their 3-0 defeat of Levante on Sunday.

Ronald Koeman was suspended and had to watch on from the stands, but he will be pleased by the return of Ansu Fati, who also got his name on the scoresheet.

Barcelona pressed Levante high up the pitch and Schreuder was happy with the team's work rate.

"We've played a lot of games like this, not just this one," Schreuder told the press.

"It worked really well today. The energy in the stadium was great and it was a great day for everyone involved."

Ansu Fati made his return after 11 months out with a knee injury, and Schreuder stressed how happy everyone is to see him back.

"We know he's a great player," he said.

"He's got individual talent that we need and we know what he's capable of. We're delighted to have him available to play again."

Ansu Fati wasn't the only positive of the afternoon, with the whole side putting in a strong performance.

"We played some great football today," Schreuder commented.

"The players really applied themselves.

"It's great that Ansu is back, but we can't forget about the other players. People like Gavi and Nico [Gonzalez] had a great game and the fans were really happy."

Schreuder believes that there's a lot of potential in this Barcelona team if they can keep their players fit.

"I think that if everyone is fit, we'll have a fantastic side with good options," the Barcelona assistant noted.

"Right now, we have to make sure that those who are playing give everything they can.

"Pedri will be back soon and we'll have a really dangerous team when everyone is available."

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