Luis Enrique observes play during Barça's 1–0 victory against Málaga on Saturday night at Camp Nou./ MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique appeared before the media after the victory against Malaga to say that he was satisfied and happy. He said his team’s persistence paid off in spite of Málaga’s defensive approach and said that "we played a complete game, we were superior and we were patient."

"We ran into the same difficulties [against them] as last season, but were very good…against this rival you've got to be effective and create chances."

“We said at half-time that we had no doubt that the goal would come," he admitted.

Here’s what Luis Enrique had to say about the following players:

On Sergi Roberto:

"He is a very smart player. I am very happy to give him minutes because he deserves it and I hope it stays that way. He was very good defensively.”

On Thomas Vermaelen:

"I’m not surprised by his level of play. He is still not one hundred per cent and has to keep getting minutes. He is a big asset on the set pieces. He has lots of character.

On Neymar:

"It was hard to do what he did today after so few days training, but he was very good. Any other player would not have played, but he did."

On the team:

"They’ve always seemed hungry to me. I always want my team to compete to the maximum and I always hope for the best."

Luis Enrique: 'We had no doubt goal would come' por fcbarcelona
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