Earlier this morning Luis Enrique gave a press conference ahead of tomorrow's clash against Alavés. The coach explained that Messi is in condition to play but also stated that the season is very long and therefore it's necessary to be careful.
These are his most important answers:
"They've only conceded one goal in two games. I expect them to play defensively".
"We don't know yet if he will play tomorrow. He is fit but the season is very long".
Madrid and Atlético's transfer bans
"I already said that it was unfair when they banned us. I still think the same".
"I hope they don't achieve the same results as us during their bans".
"I expect from him to keep working as he does. You'll see how I handle Neymar's return".
Munir El Haddadi
"He is a mature player and has the chance to prove his quality in a great club".
"Luckily for me, I have lots of options to make the starting XI".
"It's obvious that not everybody will be happy about their playing minutes but I'm not a magician".
"Paco Alcácer can play in any attacking position".