After watching his side defeat Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-0 at the Camp Nou in the final group stage match of the Champions League, Luis Enrique weighed up the performance in front of the media.
The manager said that “the team was good throughout the game, despite going up against a very closed opponent”. He also called described his players as being “quick and precise” which was much to his liking, and stated that “the quick and accurate circulation (of the ball) was key”.
Arda Turan rewarded his manager’s faith in him by scoring a 17-minute hat-trick, for which Luis Enrique said: “Arda is scoring a lot of goals. When he plays on the wing he has a lot to offer, and he can also play in midfield. I am very happy for him”.
Aleix Vidal also put in one of his best displays in a Barça shirt. “He was spectacular. He is in great physical condition and I am delighted with his contribution”.
He also singled out Iniesta for praise: “He was very good, providing what he usually provides. The number of passes is irrelevant”.
“The players enjoyed themselves, we won, and the fans had a great time”
Barça will find out their last-16 opponents in Monday’s draw. Luis Enrique, asked about possible rivals, said: “We are used to explosive draws, we know that we will face a tough opponent”.