Luis Enrique was speaking after the 4-0 win on a cold night in Huesca / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça beat Huesca 4-0 in tonight’s cup first leg and Luis Enrique is naturally delighted with the result. “It’s a clear reflection of the intensity, motivation and seriousness with which we approached the match” he said in his post-match press conference. He was also pleased to get the chance to look at some of the less regular members of his squad, saying that “we want all of the players to do their bit, and we’re on the right track to achieving that.”

Three goals from Rakitic, Iniesta and Pedro already had the game as good as wrapped up by half-time. After that, “things were tighter in the second half” he admitted. “But that’s only normal in games like these.” Commenting on the wonderfully struck free-kick by Rakitic, the Asturian said that “the players negotiate who gets to take them, and we have some great takers. But I think it’s right for them to respect roles and hierarchies.”We want all of the players to do their bit, and we’re on the right track

Luis Enrique also used the game to try out some Barça B players, with Samper playing all 90 minutes, Munir and Sandro also getting chances in attack, and Edgar Ié making his official first team debut. “We want them to see that they can get chances” explained the manager.

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