Luis Enrique pleased with 'three hard-earned points'
The FC Barcelona manager offers his impressions of the 1-0 win away to an Athletic Bilbao side that he describes as "very hard to play against"
Luis Enrique spoke to the media immediately after FC Barcelona had won 1-0 against Athletic Club at San Mamés, the 100th victory of his tenure as first team manager. Here’s the pick of the quotes on another happy night for the Asturian:
“It took a lot of merit to get those three points: We had to make a massive physical effort.”
“Athletic is a team that creates very deep pressure, and they generate a lot of it, and that’s what caused us to make some early errors. But once we had worked out how to deal with that pressure, we started creating plenty of goalscoring chances.”
“We were finding it difficult to get the ball into the opposition’s half, but we were more in control of things in the second half, although it was them who created most pressure towards the end.”
“It’s an invigorating result. It’s very hard to play at San Mamés, so we’re really pleased with the outcome.”
“I’d have liked us to have controlled the game better, but they were doing well with long balls and it took a lot out of us physically. We read the game well, although we really should have sentenced the match earlier. But we have a great squad. They truly do want to compete for everything.”