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Luis Enrique asks for better fan support, praises Barcelona fighting spirit against Leverkusen

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was very happy with his team's win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday, but he wasn't that happy with the fans.

The coach spoke to the press after the Champions League match at Camp Nou, and while he did praise his men for their fighting spirit and will to come back and win a very difficult game, Enrique also highlighted how the fans lacked support for the players during the 80 minute stretch in which the team trailed. For Lucho, the crowds need to help in those moments, not only when the team is winning.

Here's more from Lucho's quotes:

"It has been a difficult evening. It was our second match without [Lionel] Messi and we won. Bayer played at a good level, we had some problems but improved during the second half and I'm happy about what we got.

"This team deserves more credit. I understand the whispers but I think they are undeserved. We didn't need the support of the fans when we were winning 2-1, we needed their support when we were losing 1-0 and we need the support of everybody. I would like the atmosphere to be a bit different.

"Iniesta's injury is a very bad news for us. We turned this game around thanks to faith and confidence rather than football arguments. Bayer defended and put us under pressure in a good way.

"It's going to be a difficult group, we will try to get first place but we have to improve some things. All the players showed a fighting attitude until the end."


Do you agree with Lucho, Blaugranes? Was the crowd too tough on the team during the difficult minutes on Tuesday? Should they support more?

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