"I have always said that Pep is number 1 because what he has achieved and because he is my friend"
Luis Enrique talked in press conference this morning just after Leo Messi. He talked about this Wednesday's match versus Bayern Munich, the first leg of Champions League semifinals. He believes it will be an amazing match, with a difficult opponent, but he said he was really optimistic regarding obtaining a good result. He also praised Guardiola and gave some keys about the good results of Barça.
Here you have his best statements:
Match vs Bayern
"I have good feelings for the importance of the match and the opponent."
"We know there can be things that could complicate the match. Despite Pep is the coach of the opponent team, we will try to solve any problems we may have."
"There are no favorites in a semifinal of that level."
"We will play like we always play. There is no other way."
"At Camp Nou we will be stronger thanks to the fans."
"There will be two teams who needs one ball. I think it will be one of the most attractive matches to be watched in Europe right now."
"Bayern, a difficult opponent in a two-match round? I don't know... what I finally believe is that we are a difficult team in a two-match round."
"Guardiola took the best of Bayern and improved them with his quality. They are one of the best teams now."
"I have always said that Pep is number 1 because what he has achieved and because he is my friend. I always talk well about my friends."
"I don't think Pep has many doubts about what we will do. He knows the team and me."
-Who was the most hard-working, you or Guardiola? - "Guardiola, no doubts."
"We can achieve all the objectives but things are not easy. We can also win everything."
"The key of our good numbers is that when they attack they are all forwards and when they defend they are all defenders."
"Ter Stegen has a lot of good qualities. We are really happy with his performance on his first year. He has a fantastic future ahead."
Thiago - Rafinha Alcántara
"I think Thiago and Rafinha will fight for the victory regardless they are brothers. At this level, it doesn't matter if you face your brother or your aunt."