Luis Enrique greets 'Monchi', Sevilla's sporting director / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique Martínez spoke to the press in Tbilisi prior to his side first contact with the Dinamo Arena in the Georgian capital. The Asturian made it clear that his side “are in good form to compete for a trophy.” The Barça boss appeared eager to begin the season with silverware: “All competitions are difficult and after the game we will cast an eye over our performance. But for now, we are looking at the contest as a challenge to conquer. For us it is exciting playing in the Super Cup and we know we will have to play well to win [….] the objective is to keep enjoying what we do and back it up with trophies.”

On Sevilla

When asked about his opponents’ current form, the Asturian coach responded with the following:

“All the changes this season that Sevilla have made, we will come up against a side who are as good as last season’s.”

“I am not bothered by the label of favourites. The most important thing is to show on the field that you are better than your opponents. Sevilla will be a tough team to beat.”

“Players missing is a part of football. The two teams have players out and that is something that we have to get over. We will have to adapt.”


Luis Enrique: It's a good time for us to be... por fcbarcelona