Mission accomplished, says Lucho
Luis Enrique could not have been a happier man after seeing his team breeze to a third Club World Cup win in Yokohama, as his post-match comments suggest. “We’ve set goals and achieved them, so we’re satisfied,” began Lucho, who added, “It’s also great to achieve titles by playing well and with a certain style.”
The Asturian also sang his team’s praises, saying, “None of the goals could have been achieved hadn’t we been able to count on a team of this level,” and ended his presser by affirming that the challenge Barça faces now is to “continue winning and to fight for every possible title.”
Lucho: Barça deserved more
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique did not exactly seem disappointed by his team’s failure to get all three points from the visit to Mestalla, but did highlight some of the points he didn’t like about Saturday’s performance.
The coach began by saying that “football did not reward us for all the effort we put in,” and showed slight signs of regret, highlighting, “In one of the two chances they had, they scored. We deserved to win but then that is the beauty of football.”
The coach also had some words for Leo Messi, who had a rather quiet game yesterday by his stellar standards in his fourth appearance after coming back from injury. “He is getting better and better physically, coming back to his best. He is key and indispensable. It’s all part of the normal process of getting back to 100 percent,” Lucho said.
Amidst a hilarious turn of events for eternal rivals Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos strikes again. Reports suggest los blancos have been kicked out of the Copa del Rey after they were accused of breaking regulations by fielding the suspended Cheryshev during their Copa match against Cadiz. Our very own jokester and eternal culé Gerard Piqué couldn’t help but take piss again at the men in white in regards to their horrifically miserable season so far:
Players having fun
After last night’s showing of extravagant football, FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique praised his team’s performance in the post-match press conference, but as his habit goes, he asserted that there is still room for improvement.
“When you see your players have fun out on the pitch, you’re happy,” he continued, “We take every game with the seriousness and necessity to know that in the most important stretch of the season it will be important to create this kind of pressure to get good results.”
Piqué expects whistles at the Bernabéu
Gerard Piqué just won the best Catalan Player of the Year award and had some comments regarding the upcoming clásico. “What if they whistle me? I expect they will, we’ve never been well received at the Bernabéu. But that’s normal, there’s a very strong sporting rivalry,” he said, brushing off concerns.
Piqué stated that the team is going into the match in good form and hopes that the team will leave as leaders. “We’re coming into this in our best form of the season. We had our most complete match so far on Sunday. However, that doesn’t mean anything because a ‘clásico‘ is a match apart. The key thing is that we are coming into it as leaders and we hope to leave as leaders,” he ended.