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Luis Enrique is happy that Barça control their own destiny. / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

"We go out to win every game, there is no other way to approach them," said Luis Enrique in the pressroom of the Nuevo Arcángel. After routing Córdoba 8–0 on Saturday, the Barça coach said: "Relying on ourselves means winning every game. Today we did that and now we have to wait to see what our opponents do."

"Despite the high score, for the first 39 minutes it seemed that the ball wouldn’t go in,” Luis Enrique pointed out.

"Football is a complex sport. It’s true that we’re going well offensively but each match we have to recreate the situations that bring us the results we want," he added.

Here are some of the highlights of what Luis Enrique had to say:

"We combined our inside and outside game well. When the inner lanes are well covered we have to go outside to get good chances. Today we got two goals that way."

"We are heading into summer and it’s logical that the temperatures affect the players. No problem. We have enough days to recover and be ready for Wednesday's game."

"Reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League this season is great but we have to validate it on Wednesday. It’s a very difficult tie, even more so because it’s in the semi-finals."


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