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Luis Enrique on Spanish Super Cup: "Two games give us the edge"

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The madness of the UEFA Super Cup is over, and Barcelona have one more trophy to compete for: on Friday they start a two-game quest for the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao, and coach Luis Enrique likes his chances for a potential fifth trophy in 2015.

Talking to the media on Thursday to preview the first leg at San Mamés, Lucho commended Los Leones and is looking forward to a tough match against the Copa del Rey finalists. However, the boss is confident that his team has the better chance to win since this is a two-legged final, and the decider is at Camp Nou.

Enrique also touched on topics like Pedro's possible departure, Andrés Iniesta having an injury or not, and more. Take  a look at some highlights of his presser:

"We are in so many competitions that we are obliged to be at our best from the beginning. Barça are motivated to beat anybody and Athletic always ask a lot of us.

"We have won when we have done a great job. We will try to be prepared to face the problems the problems we may come across. To win trophies you have to play well in defence and in attack.

Demanding start

"This season has started in very attractive fashion. Starting the preseason knowing that the two Super Cups were coming up has helped our preparation and helped us be competitive from the start."

Athletic Club

"They are a team who use the support of their fans to cause problems for their opponents. It will be an uncomfortable match."

"We are going to play in San Mamés and so we will try to be competitive. Over two legs I think we have the edge but Athletic are always able to trouble us."

Six trophies

"Beyond the objective that we all have in our heads, it’s something that motivates us, but first we have to focus on the fifth trophy."


"We have expressed our desire that he stay. It’s a tricky one but I see him in good form, just as he has been all pre-season."


"Iniesta is fine. Today he had no problems in training. In fact everyone who was available last week is fine, despite the efforts of the game in Georgia."


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