Luis Enrique: "There are 5 finals left... let's hope there are 6 in the end"

"We are lucky to depend on ourselves. I hope this continues like this."

Luis Enrique: "There are 5 finals left... let's hope there are 6 in the end"
Luis Enrique: "There are 5 finals left... let's hope there are 6 in the end"

"We are lucky to depend on ourselves. I hope this continues like this."

FC Barcelona's coach, Luis Enrique, talked this Friday morning in press conference, after the great victory against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and already thinking on next Liga match, this Saturday at Camp Nou —6pm CEST. The coach talked about the opponent, Real Sociedad, but he also assessed the team and the season, when only "5 finals... or 6 if we are better than Bayern" are left. On his birthday, he was also asked about the best gift he received this season: "the professionalism of the players," he answered.

Here you have his best statements:

Match vs Real Sociedad?

"We will focus on Real Sociedad match like we do in every match. We know their difficulties."

"The defeat against Real Sociedad in the first round was another episode in the normal process."

"This match have a huge importance. We will have the public 100% with us."

"All the players have been important. Some played more... we'll see if I change lineup for tomorrow's match..."

The team and the season

"There are 5 finals left... let's hope they are 6 in the end."

"If I want to know if there's good atmosphere in a team, I look at how the players on the bench celebrate the goals. We have a fantastic relationship."

"Thanks to data collected during the match, we know the performance of every player. The numbers are really positive and show we are better than some opponents."

"We are doing a great Liga but Madrid as well. This is a motivation for us."

"We are lucky to depend on ourselves. I hope this continues like this."

His methods

"Every coach has the own way to prepare the match. There's no magical formula. There are many ways to reach success or to fail."

The best present

"The best present I have received this season? The professionalism of the players. Best gift for all of us would be trophies."

Bravo

"I think Bravo is focused on reaching collective objectives. The others, like being the one to concede less goals, make us happy, but the important ones are the collective."

La Liga strike

"I hope strike can be stopped with dialogue." [Players and Spanish Federation don't want to play the last two Liga games due to TV rights problems]