Barcelona's dream of winning all six available titles in 2015 is in serious jeopardy after the complete demolition suffered against Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup. However, despite having to overcome a 4-0 deficit, coach Luis Enrique is still confident in his team.
Talking to the media after the defeat at San Mamés, the Blaugrana manager was aware of the many mistakes committed by his team and took responsibility for not putting his best possible lineup on the pitch. But, although the first leg almost decided the fate of the trophy, Enrique has not given up, and he believes that his group is strong enough to make history on Monday.
Here's a few highlights from his post-match quotes:
"It was not our best version, we were unlucky on some plays on which we gave chances to Athletic.
"It isn't pretentious to think about a comeback. If there is one team in Europe that's able to come back, it's us.
"Of course I care about the mistakes and letting in so many goals. We're trying to fix that. Football is a game of mistakes."
"I assume responsibility for the rotations after playing with less than three days' rest. But I have faith in these players and I would run out the same lineup again."
"It's no time to look for excuses, we have to try and improve our performance."
"The scoreboard can no longer be changed. On Monday the atmosphere will be in our favour and we'll try to turn it around for our people. We need a quick goal."
"I've never played an easy match against Athletic, not even as a player. They took advantage of our mistakes. We had good chances from Messi and Pedro, and on the next play they scored again."