Luis Enrique's first press conference of the season left a lot of headlines. With many subjects on the table, the Blaugrana coach appeared opened to talk about them all.
When asked about Alves' exit, Luis Enrique explained that it was the information that surprised him the most this summer and he praised the former Blaugrana full-back:
- "It was the first information of the summer that surprised me. I wish him a lot of luck at Juve. I think they reinforced their team very well with Dani Alves."
- "A unique player, different, special, professional like few I have seen in my professional career. A positive guy, affectionate, happy, sometimes excessibely [joking]."
- "We will miss him. He gave it all for the club, with his style. He has been an exemplary player."
On the other hand, Luis Enrique looked confident about his current right-backs:
- "As we knew last year that Alves could leave, we signed Aleix Vidal and we put Sergi Roberto back one notch. We have two great right-backs. The position is more than covered."