Barcelona strengthens its first place as Messi becomes top scorer
Liga BBVA – Eibar 0-2 Barcelona (Messi socred both goals)
Coach Luis Enrique reacts:
“You must try to be dominant and effective in every match. Our opponent didn’t make it at all easy for us, and it’s essential to be effective in cases like this”.
“Eibar didn’t look like a team that has just lost seven in a row. They played good football and they fully deserved their great start to the season. I don’t think they’ll have any trouble avoiding relegation”.
“Perhaps we rushed things at times but the way the game went, I think we played well and took it as seriously as we should have”.
On playing Sergi Roberto
“He had a spectacular game, especially with the difficulty of not having played much this season. He has everything we need from a pivot: quality, good dribbling, he performs his defensive duties and is good in the air”.
“It’s a shame I can’t play him more, but he has always been up to the job when called upon and has shown that he could be an important player for Barça”.
On the week ahead
“This will be a very nice week with two games in front of our fans, but it is not the most important”.
“We’re going into the Clásico as leaders and in perfect form. But first we have to focus on City because qualification is at stake. Then we’ll see what happens at the weekend”.