Luis Enrique congratulates players for all-out effort
Barça coach says team deserve praise, especially after playing so impressively on short rest
After Saturday's 2–0 victory over Valencia, FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique feels that his team in now in a much stronger position, making it clear that the win will undoubtedly have a positive impact on his team as they face the final six matches of the league season. While the triumph was far from easy, Luis Suárez got things headed in the right direction early on in this one.
"We had a wonderful start, but we made mistakes when they brought the pressure. In the second half we had more control over the game. The win puts us where we want. For us it's a great result. It's a day to congratulate all the players who gave it their all, despite playing with little gas in the tank," Luis Enrique said after the game.
Here are a few of the highlights of what Luis Enrique had to say:
"The victory is well-deserved because effectiveness is the key to football."
"I am pleased with the attitudes of my players every game. The attitude is superb. And this is a key requirement for us."
"These players are winners. From the first day I saw that they want to win titles and work hard to do it."
"Some players didn't play today due to a high risk of getting injured. Now we have a few days to rest until Tuesday."
"Today we were, once again, very supportive of each other. The attackers gave us what we always ask them for. They need help in attack and the defence needs help to defend. The key is to be supportive.