The Camp Nou will be packed when Barcelona face Atlético Madrid in a giant La Liga clash on Wednesday, but just the presence of the fans won't be enough. They'll need to be at their best.
Barça coach Luis Enrique spoke to the press to preview the big game against Diego Simeone's Colchoneros, and he took the time to praise the opponent, analyzed their strengths and gave an idea of Barça's game plan.
But his most impactful answer came when he asked about the help the team needs from the Blaugrana faithful that will be at the stadium.
Let's get ready to rumbleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Camp Nou!
Here's a few more quotes from Lucho's presser:
“They are still masters of the counter attack and set pieces. They’re candidates for every trophy, so we’ll have to get things right against them. We have to limit our mistakes and stick to our game plan. No game against Atlético is easy.
“They base their game on being solid at the back. They are the best team when they drawing back. But they also have quality strikers and great mobility. Effectiveness in front of the goal is likely to be one of the key areas. We need to smother their forwards. This is a game between two teams that know each other well, and that makes it all the more exciting.”
On the importance of Sergio Busquets:
“I have to praise him once again. He’s been a starter for every coach he’s played for because he’s irreplaceable.”
On whether he expects to see more records broken by the Trident:
“Their goal scoring numbers help us win, but what they really want to do is to keep winning titles.”
On the individual qualities of Neymar Jr:
“He has his own style. It’s a spectacular style that we love to see at Barça.”
On the agreement between FC Barcelona and the City of Barcelona to keep the metro open later on Wednesday night:
“Considering the kick-off time, it’s good that the members can get home.”
On whether the Trident needs rest, and whether he talks about it with them before games:
“I’d like to have all three play all 90 minutes of every game, but it cannot be so. We have to find time for them to rest. Sometimes I discuss it with them and other times I decide during the game.”