Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido: I was as happy as a pig in a puddle after our 0-0 draw with Barcelona

The outspoken Andalusian chief has spoken of his delight with the point gained against the European champions at the weekend
Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has stated that he was over the moon following his side's goalless draw with Barcelona on Saturday.

The Andalusians were able to defy the Spanish and European champions at Camp Nou, with Lionel Messi missing a penalty in injury time to ensure the game ended in a stalemate.

The 54-year-old supremo could barely hide his excitement at the result, hailing his players' efforts.

"Everything surrounding the meeting was a very tense situation, because Barcelona are used to scoring five goals [every game] and, of course, that conveys confidence in their team," he told Giralda TV.

"But the coach [Marcelino] was able to convey to the team that we could compete. They played with a lot of intensity throughout the match, but in the last minute when you see the penalty miss and that one minute can undo the work of the previous 90, tension is at a maximum.

"I loved seeing the Sevilla players on the field, I enjoyed it like a pig in a puddle," he concluded.

The draw ensured Sevilla remained unbeaten, which was further extended by a 2-2 draw against Racing Santander on Tuesday night.