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Luis Enrique was speaking to the press in Paris / PHOTO: FCB ARCHIVE

Luis Enrique knows that Tuesday’s game at the Parc des Princes won’t be easy, and doesn’t think it will be any less difficult just because Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out injured. “My approach will be no different if he doesn’t play” said the FCB manager at today’s press conference. “Any team would miss a player like him, but PSG are still a fearsome and dangerous team.  They have resources. They are a candidate to win the Champions League.”They’re a team that can play us face to faceHe added that “we are ready for whatever PSG do. Whether they come at us like Athletic Bilbao did, or keep it tight at the back. They’re a team that can play us face to face.”

He was asked how important winning in the French capital would be for his side’s season, but argued that “the aim right now isn’t even to qualify for the knockout round. It’s to keep improving as a team and get to the end of the season in a good position. We can only make an impact in one game. And that game is always our next one. And against PSG we’ll need to be at our very best if we want the three points … We’ll need accuracy and concentration.” Leo Messi is number one in several different aspects of the gameHe ended by praising Leo Messi. “I still think he’s an amazing player, a decisive player” he commented. “He’s scoring and giving assists and also doing things he’s perhaps not recognised for so much, like creating pressure and defending. He is the number one in the world in several different aspects of the game.”


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