Luis Enrique in the press conference in Minsk / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Once in Minsk and after Sergio Busquets’ appearance before the press, Luis Enrique took the stage in front of the gathered media. The Barça was cautious ahead of the game on Wednesday against BATE Borisov: “Favourites no. It is one of the tightest groups in the Champions League, we don’t expect anything to be easy.” He continued: “We have to focus on what we have to do, in improving and in being better than our rivals.”

Respecting your opponent

“The game from four years ago against BATE means little now. The win against Roma means a lot more. We don’t expect an easy game.”

“That BATE are now league champions shows how they dominate at home. It’s always better to come into the game in that kind of situation.”

Messi absent

“We work as a team, our leader is Leo Messi, it’s not about another player fulfilling his role.”

Conceding goals

“It’s a problem for the whole team, starting with the coach. We are working to find a collective solution.”

Sergi Roberto

“As a player that I know well, I am happy that he has earned his reward. I urge him to maintain his form.”

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