Luis Enrique: I was pleased with the attitude of my players

Luis Enrique: I was pleased with the attitude of my players

The manager highlights the intense pressure and their complete control of the game against Granada

Despite FC Barcelona not putting in a stellar performance against Granada, manager Luis Enrique was pleased with his side’s attitude.

The boss spoke to the media shortly after the narrow 1-0 win where he highlighted his side’s good pressure off the ball and ability to control the game:

“I liked the attitude of the team in the final minutes, good pressure after losing the ball so as not to make things complicated.”

“It was not a brilliant game, but it was within what we expected. We played against a very organised team, very compact, with many players behind the ball. We lacked finesse and freshness in certain moments.”

“Most of the games are still to play in the league, but we are on the right path both in La Liga and in the Champions League.”

“Rafinha's output does not surprise me. He is getting into the box more and that is important. It's great to see.”

“There are teams when teams who pressure us high up the field, we manage to get ride this pressure and others when we cannot and we suffer. With teams who play so compact is the same, and today we found it tough.”

"I liked the look of Samper. I wish for all of the players out on loan to play as much as possible. It helps them to adapt and adjust to different managers and styles."

Several players were also on hand to give their views after the game. Here is what they had to say:


“I have never scored an overhead kick.”

“I am very happy, each day I am getting better and I have more confidence in myself.”

“I can adapt to the positions that the manager wants me to.”

Denis Suárez:

“In some parts of the game we were not comfortable. They defended with a line of five at the back and four in midfield. We rarely had space which affected us slightly.”

“We were great defensively. Granada did not get to our goal.”

Samuel Umtiti

“I am happy with my personal situation and with the job the team did today.”

“In matches like today’s, you must maintain possession and control with the ball.”

“Today it was important to maintain defensive solidity which we did not manage at Valencia.”

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