Barcelona manager Luis Enrique spoke to the press on Tuesday to preview the team's next La Liga game, against Celta Vigo on Wednesday. Being the coach of the Vigo side for two seasons, Lucho knows how tough it will be to play at Balaídos, and he praised the opposition ahead of the match.
Lucho also talked to the media about the return of center-back Gerard Piqué, who is finally cleared from his suspension. Enrique also mentioned Arda Turan, who is involved in a rumor party regarding his potential registration in the upcoming days. Here's a few highlights of the coach's quotes:
"I expect a really difficult game given the characteristics of our opponents and their current form. All in all it will be an attractive and interesting game for us.
"It will be as difficult as they come. For example, last season it was really difficult for us. This year they have made some good signings and they are not just getting results, they are doing it playing attractive football. We like playing against quality sides like this."
Top quality opposition
"They are games that you know, given the way they put you under pressure, are uncomfortable. The result will depend on our level. If we play as we can we will have a chance. If not, then no."
"Berizzo can take all the credit. At the end of last season they were playing really well and this season they are one of the best teams in the league."
The team’s form
"With injuries and such, it is a normal, understandable situation. It is not catastrophic, there has always been a good atmosphere in the dressing room, it’s easy for the coach."
"Everybody knows how we play, our style. I am happy with the team’s form and with the results."
The reappearance of Piqué
"He has been out due to a mistake that he committed. Getting players back after suspension and injury is always good news."
Arda Turan and Alex Vidal’s situation
"I see Arda and Aleix well prepared. We try to encourage them, there is not long to go."
B team midfielder Gumbau
"We know him from last season, he can play in different positions in midfield. He was a great signing for the B squad and he is a very interesting player."