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Luis Enrique: "I am responsible for the defeat"

Luis Enrique: "I am responsible for the defeat"
Luis Enrique: "I am responsible for the defeat"
Serene despite the defeat. That is how we could describe Luis Enrique's attitude after Barça were knocked out of the Champion's League in the...
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Serene despite the defeat. That is how we could describe Luis Enrique's attitude after Barça were knocked out of the Champion's League in the quarter-finals, unable now to claim a second consecutive title. The Asturian took full responsibility for the elimination and protected his men, although he conceded they had made self-criticism between them.

About the team

"The team is just like a team that was aspiring to winning the trophy once again and that couldn't do so. We all believed in it, but now we don't have the opportunity to accomplish it."

"We must accept the defeat, understand it like a sporting thing. We need improve. Me, the first one."

About the match

"We didn't exepct Atletico to defend so deep. The first half was a quiet one, apart from the goal. We played here 4 times before and we had suffered more than that. It wasn't our day. We weren't lucid, although we had the chances necessary to score."

"We were looking to control the game. We didn't want back and fourth. We were trying to tire the opponent out, the pitch was difficult, it was hard to keep balance. We haven't had depth, although we had possession."

"On one play during which we weren't lucky they scored the goal and then they did what they do best, defence."

"We might have lacked some more sharpness, some more risk."

"In the second half we improved and we attacked more. But it was difficult. We must congratulate Atletico Madrid and wish them the best luck in the world."

Responsible

"I have the 100% of responsiblity. I'm the only responsible for the team."

"I'm proud of my players and I'm sorry for them and for the fans. Our goal was to win it all, now we must stand up and that is also a challenge for us."

What now?

"We are not in our best moment, nor the most efficient, but that's how football works. We need to stand up and think that we have to great competitions still, although we wanted to keep going in the Champion's League."