FC Barcelona were unable to claim three points on their latest visit to Villarreal despite salvaging a point in the last minute thanks to a Leo Messi free-kick.
Luis Enrique felt his side were unfortunate not to leave with the win after throwing everything at the hosts and praised his players for their efforts:
“The team deserved more, we deserved to win, but football is not always fair,” the Asturian coach said after the game.
“Villarreal are a team that try to play, they have quality players. They know their style of play well, with and without the ball.”
“We knew about the difficult of the game against Villarreal, but we deserved to win. I have nothing more to say to my players, we played a great game.”
“The same feelings that I had in Bilbao, even better in fact. We created many chances against the team who has conceded the fewest goals in La Liga, although we were not as accurate as we could have been in the final metres.”
“There is plenty of the league still to play, we will definitely be fighting for it. We must continue improving and be even stronger to fix this form. The hardest thing in football is to score goals.”