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.
All positives for Lucho
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was more than satisfied with his team’s win over Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, as his post-match press conference showed.
The coach sought to remind everyone that his team got a win from a traditionally complicated away trip. “We played a very complete match. This field doesn’t usually suit us, but we played well from the start and controlled the game. We didn’t suffer much, we attacked well, we were organised and we pressed very well,” said the coach, who seemed to struggle to find any flaws in his side’s showing.
Lucho and the Golden Cucumber Award
After last night’s win in the UEFA Champions League clash between FC Barcelona and BATE Borisov, coach Luis Enrique Martínez expressed his satisfaction with the team’s work and explained why the team suffered less on the defensive side of the pitch.
“We didn’t suffer in defence because we kept creating pressure. The whole team worked well,” explained Lucho, “This win strengthens us. To win with a clean sheet while the other game ended in a draw puts us in a strong position.”
Messi cleared of charges
The public prosecutor of Barcelona has decided to archive and not to accuse FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi of the fiscal fraud offence attributed to him in the management of his image rights. This is very good news for the player who has been under the spotlight, along with his father Jorge Messi, with regards to this case of supposed fraud for the years 2007, 2008, and 2009.