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Luis Enrique watches from the sideline at El Madrigal. / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Just minutes after clinching a berth in the final of the Spanish Cup, FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique made it clear his only plans for this tournament are to win it. Let's take a look at some of his notable comments:

On the Spanish Cup final:

“Playing in the final is nice, but finals are there to be won."

“FC Barcelona have to win titles. Let's see if we can.”

“I don't care who it's against or where. What's important is we're there."

On the match at El Madrigal:

“We didn't want a back and forth match that was out of control."

“The pressured us even after our first goal and they had two or three good chances in the first half besides their goal."

“Villarreal were in it until we made it 2–1”.

“We knew it was going to be tough; Villarreal are one of the best teams in the league."

The injury to Busquets:

“It's the only bad news. We know he'll be out a few days; we'll see how many, though."


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Bartomeu wants final in big stadium

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu acknowledged Wednesday that the Club has achieved "one of this season’s goals" by getting to the final of the Spanish Cup.

Bartomeu said that he would like the title to be decided “in a big stadium without saying a specific name so that they can get the maximum possible number of viewers. If possible, not far from Barcelona," he added, with the opponent yet to be decided.

He also referred to the injury to Busquets: "We have to do more testing, but I think it will be a slow recovery. It's a shame because he’s one of the team’s mainstays.”


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