Though they were forced to suffer for long periods, the Blaugrana came away from the Estadio Ipurura with a vital 2-0 victory.
"I don't know if the TV schedules would've allowed that."
Fabian Orellana's regrettable sending off changed the course of the match for the visitors who found more freedom to play down the left-hand channel in particular.
"They played the same way throughout the match, but Eibar didn't have many chances," he continued.
"Orellana's sending off definitely helped us."