Luis Enrique hopes Celta can continue their amazing form / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique Martínez accepted that the best team had won as he faced the press after the 4-1 defeat at Balaídos. "This game goes to show just how difficult La Liga is” he said. “What decided this game is how well Celta played. It was highly effective football from them. It was very good. We tried to create problems, but we suffered a lot in one-on-one situations. When a team has played better than you, then there is nothing much that you can say. I’d rather lose to a team that plays like Celta did today, without any tricks, purely winning through their football. I congratulate them and hope they can carry on playing like that.”

Despite the serious reverse, the Asturian wasn’t altogether disappointed with the way his team played. “In terms of intensity, we did well” he commented. “We had six or seven chances to score. The problem is that in the first games of this season we have been struggling to turn those chances into goals.”

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