"Maybe I use the same lineup as last season and you start trembling..."
Luis Enrique believes the trip to Anoeta will be "the most difficult of the entire Liga." The Spaniard says it is significant that the club has not won in this field for many years and called for maximum concentration of their team. In addition, he played down last season's defeat against Real Sociedad, which caused the absence of Messi in the open-door training, Zubizarreta's dismissal and elections in the club. "You exaggerated things. It was a defeat like any other." Here you have Luis Enrique's best statements in press conference:
Last year's defeat against Real Sociedad
"Maybe I use the same lineup as last season and you start trembling... I don't know who played... Xavi? Pedro? Oh, it won't be possible."
"You exaggerated things. It was a defeat like any other."
The difficulty of playing at Anoeta
"The only thing we can do is to relax. We will have to do things really well to win Real Sociedad."
"Anoeta is the most complicated trip in La Liga. We always have problems there. Since they came back to First Division, FC Barcelona have not won them there."
"If we win in Anoeta, La Liga won't be over. There are 6 days left. Some things can still happen."
"Eusebio gave order to Real Sociedad. He is really intelligent and a very good person. I'm really happy things go well for him."
"I'm not conditioned for his absence. He can't play and that's all. He will rest. I have a wonderful squad."
"I love Suárez's profile. He is a vital player for us."
"Suárez is really intelligent."
"Looking at data, we see that the team is more fit than last season. Another thing is if we play better or not. But final results won't be a matter of physical preparation. It's also a matter of mentality."
"Rafinha is really versatile. He can play as false 9, on the side, he has many things... he is the same or better than before the injury. Now he only needs some minutes of competition."
"Munir matured a lot this season as a person and as a player. He evolved and he has been useful for the team. He used every chance and I'm delighted with him. He is a player for the future."