Lucho pleased with ‘huge win’
Luis Enrique was a happy man last night after Barcelona’s victory at the Vicente Calderón, and that obviously came across in his comments to the media. “I liked our play throughout the game,” said Lucho, who added that his team “turned the tables when things looked grim.” The Asturian was also clearly pleased with the defensive performance, saying that it’s “great for you when you can keep a team like Atlético from creating chances,” but still urging caution by reminding everyone that Barça “still have a lot to do.”
Neymar is close to joining Manchester United (they think it’s funny too)
After missing out on Pedro Rodríguez, Manchester United are rumored to have Neymar Jr. as a target in this transfer window, with sources even quoting a massive 240 million euro price tag. Surprisingly, Luis Enrique was even asked about the subject during his press conference in which he replied by saying, “It doesn’t interest me to talk about rumors, nor these types of situations. I only want to focus on what’s happened to my team.”
So, the English club will be able to sign a player that his dream was to play with Leo Messi and is destined to make history at the Catalan club. It would be easier for them to sign Cristiano Ronaldo than Neymar.
Exit hints dropped by the Canarian
There’s been a lot of speculation recently about the possible departure of Barça’s winger Pedro Rodríguez with the arrival of Arda Turan well sealed and done. Only a fool would suggest that he still has a chance to stay at Barça as a starter, with a ridiculously talented line of South Americans leading Barça’s attack.
While the most speculated destination is Chelsea, Pedro denied the rumour and steered away from the subject as it was a “a lack of respect to my club, Barça.” However the three-time Champions League winner did admit that his release clause had been lowered to €30 million. “That’s true, both the club and I decided to reduce the clause and it’s true there are offers. I’m in a difficult situation at Barcelona.”