The manager showed his Barça B squad a video with the hopes that it would inspire his players to have a strong finish in the league – the team went on to secure the best ever campaign finish in Barça B history
10:00PM Monday 19 May
In addition to his career at FC Barcelona, and his work ethic and technical knowledge of the game, Luis Enrique is known as a great motivator. As proof, we’ve found a video that the manager showed his players in 2011 when they were vying for promotion to Segunda A.
Shortly after announcing his departure from Barça B at the end of that season, Luis Enrique and his coaching staff edited the motivational video with images of first team players like Xavi, Messi and Iniesta when they played for Barça B.
The Barça B team watched the video ahead of the match against Alcorcón with 11 match days still on the schedule ahead of the conclusion of the season. The team won that match by 2-0, and they went on to win 7 of their 11 games. They finished third on 71 points, the best campaign ever for Barça B.