Luis Enrique: "Playing against Athletic Club again is a motivating challenge"

He doesn't understand why González González will be the referee tomorrow, as he was the one who whistled the hot derby against Espanyol

Luis Enrique: "Playing against Athletic Club again is a motivating challenge"
Luis Enrique: "Playing against Athletic Club again is a motivating challenge"

He doesn't understand why González González will be the referee tomorrow, as he was the one who whistled the hot derby against Espanyol

Luis Enrique RP 19/01

Luis Enrique appeared this morning in press conference. Apart from talking about Messi's evolution and the possibilities of the Argentine to play this Wednesday against Athletic Club, the coach also complained about the choice of the referee for the match. It will be González González, the same who whistled the derby against Espanyol and allowed aggressive game of the blanc-i-blau team. Here you have Luis Enrique's best statements:

González González

"I was really surprised. Taking into account the precedents, it's not good news neither for him nor for the teams. But I think we should focus only in soccer."

Neymar

"I see Neymar better this year than last year, and last year he was already impressive."

"He will decide which dribble to do in every moment. He is a fantasy."

"He is ok. He had some blow, but he is better than me."

Two more matches vs Athletic

"It's a motivating challenge. Matches in La Copa will be different."

"They will have fresh players like Aduriz, Susaeta or Muniain, who didn't play last Sunday."

Calendar

"We are delighted to have a full calendar. This means we are alive in all competitions. I would like to have more times during weeks to work more in the trainings, but in Barcelona things go like this."

Sergi Roberto

"Apart from goalkeeper, Sergi Roberto can play in all positions. He would also do it well as center-back or false 9. He is a really intelligent player and would fit everywhere."

Set-pieces actions

"We keep working the same or more than last year in this aspect."