Barcelona players and coaches are officially in vacation following the 5-0 win against Córdoba. They'll have two weeks to rest and enjoy the holidays before entering the decisive second half of the 2014-15 season.
After the Córdoba match, coach Luis Enrique spoke in the post-match press conference, and he talked about what he expects for 2015, as well as the team's showing in Saturday's win, especially the performances of Pedro Rodríguez and Martín Montoya.
Here's a few highlights of his answers:
On his team's identity: "Of course we can shoot, we’re emphatic and we have players up front who can score goals, Neither do we concede that many. It’s an interesting cocktail. It might not be enough to put us top of the table, but it’s interesting none the less.
On being behind Real Madrid in the table: "There is no need for self-mutilation of self-flagellation just because we’re four points behind Madrid if they win their game. I can’t see anything negative or that I should be worried about.
On the holiday break and 2015: "The rest will do us good. We’ll be coming back with our mental batteries recharged and ready for what we have to come. We’ll be immersed in three different competitions, so there’s a lot to look forward to.
On the match against Córdoba: "Córdoba played a very similar way to most of the teams that have come to the Camp Nou. They held back, kept it tight and didn’t generate many chances. It was still close until our second goal and then the game opened up.
On Montoya: "It’s a difficult situation for the players that aren’t getting many games. Montoya is good enough to play in any game because he’s won that right. When he has played, he’s looked very good to me. In my view, any player can change the situation.
On Pedro: "He’s a top performer. He was finding it hard to get goals early on in the season, but the Pedro we’ve got now is very hard to stop."