Luis Enrique praised the players' attitude in the win over Elche / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Luis Enrique was full of praise for his players after their 0-4 win against Elche, explaining: “I have to compliment them on their attitude. When you’ve got a tie virtually won, it’s not easy to maintain the intensity levels that are necessary. We need players who can open up the pitch like we did today – wingers, midfielders or full backs”.

With Atlético Madrid next up, the boss admitted: “we know it will be difficult against them - they are one of the best teams in Europe right now, especially over two legs. We’ll need to put in two top level performances”. However, Luis Enrique insisted that the game won’t affect the team’s approach in other competitions: “we are a big enough squad and I believe all my players are in perfect condition to deal with the calendar we have ahead of us”.

Finally, Luis Enrique has special words of praise for two players who have come back into first team contention: Rafinha and Munir: “Rafinha is a player of maximum quality who is going to be a key player in the future for us. He still has to improve some things, but he is growing a lot and it’s a pleasure to work with players like him”. Munir got the nod to start again after his early season heroics and the boss explained: “I am very happy with him because even though he hasn’t been getting much game time, he is a great help for us. He’s got to carry on like that”.


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