Luis Enrique appeared this morning in press conference, one day before the Champions League match against BATE Borisov. Apart from the match, he talked about other topics, like Messi's evolution, Halloween polemical celebration, rotations, etc. Here you have his statements:
"The only thing that happened on Saturday was a great match by Barcelona. The rest is part of the circus."
"They made a statement and that's all. I don't want to start this game."
"In my period of soccer player, there wasn't Halloween. It would be good for some of you to get dressed up..."
"Messi not ready to face Real Madrid? I have no news about that. He is following the normal process, no bad news."
"We are really happy with Vermaelen. It was a pity he got injured, but I'm sure he will help us again."
Objective in Champions League
"The message we want to send is that we are Champions League champions and that we want to be first of group."
Will he watch Real Madrid?
"Depending on what my wife wants to do... If you go out to have dinner, I will record and watch it later."
"Last year I could manage it and, despite criticism, they arrived fit at the end of the season. This year it's being more difficult due to injuries, but I hope we recover players and incorporate 2 on January."
Change of system?
"I don't think about playing with a 4-4-2 system but we study tactical variations depending on the opponent and the concrete moments of a match."