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Luis Enrique animated in the Artemio Franchi / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Luis Enrique spoke in the press room following Barça’s defeat in the Artemio Franchi Stadium. “Fiorentina kept the ball well and they have potential,” declared the blaugrana coach.” Despite admitting errors, Luis Enrique declared that “there are plenty of aspects of the game that I liked. We lacked effectiveness in front of goal but we did create a host of chances.”

The coach admitted that there are “things to improve” and that this defeat “has to serve as a stimulus for the team. We are very good if we are at 100% but if we are not then we are not so good,” added the coach.

“When an opponent gets the better of you in a game, normally they close off the space inside and force you wide. We worked that situation well and we were able to get into their box. We just needed to score,” he commented.

Furthermore, the Asturian coach also commented on other topics:

European Super Cup

“When the game finishes at the Super Cup we will know whether we were in good shape for the match. At the moment we are in pre-season and it would be dangerous for the players to be at 100%. That is not our objective at the moment, it needs to be progressive.”

Iniesta’s problem

Iniesta came off because he had a slight problem and the doctors will tell us what it is, even though it is nothing serious.”

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