"Pedro? I don't want any player to leave, but if he wants to leave, I have to respect it"
Luis Enrique did the first press conference of the season and he tackled many aspects. It is clear that he is really motivated, as he said they want to win the three titles remaining to have six in a year, and then win another treble. He also said he would prefer Pedro to stay, and he was hard with Barça B, admitting he was disappointed with their performance last year. 'Lucho' didn't want to talk much about the presidential election, although he admitted he would vote. Here you have his best statements:
The new signings
"Bit by bit the new players will adapt. A logical process. They will need the mates' help."
"I want to congratulate people in charge of the club who signed Arda Turan."
"I'm really happy that Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan are in the team."
"Arda and Vidal being banned to play until January is a problem."
Motivation and objectives
"Everytime I get up in the morning I have doubts about what to do in life. Bartomeu offered me the chance for me to stay and I decided to renew."
"The objective is to repeat all the success we had last season."
"Now what we are interested in is to win the six titles. And then a treble again. This demand is what motivates me."
"I talked with Neymar. He knows he was wrong in his attitude in Copa América, but it was a normal situation of any player of his age."
"Pedro? I don't want any player to leave, but if he wants to leave, I have to respect it. I prefer him to stay."
"I never promise minutes of competition to the players because I never know what will happen."
Douglas and Vermaelen
"Like with all the other players, I hope Douglas and Vermaelen do their best. I expect Douglas to perform like he did when we saw him playing in Brazil. Time will tell."
Sandro and Munir
"We will see if Sandro and Munir remain in the first team or if they go on loan after the preseason. So far they did a great job."
The players who participated in Copa América
"After the Copa America, Messi, Mascherano and Bravo will have one-month vacation, like the others. They deserve it."
"Messi and Mascherano are used to tackle criticism."
"I'm not happy with the performance of Barcelona B. I expected more of these group of players."
"We wanted Denis Suárez back but FIFA didn't allow us, so he will stay in Sevilla."
"I didn't talk with Adriano, but I won't let any player with contract leave."
"The four candidates in elections are prepared to be president. The members of the club, me included, will decide..."