Reactions after FC Barcelona cruises into the Champions League semifinals
UEFA Champions League quarterfinals: Barcelona 2-0 PSG
Post game quotes:
Luis Enrique – Barcelona coach:
“We made a great start to the game, with almost perfect pressing from the off. The players understood perfectly what the game demanded. I hope the best is still to come”.
“We made a great start to the game and the players understood exactly what was wanted of them. Their attitude and the pressing they did is good news for us. In the first half our pressing was perfect and that needed all the players to contribute”.
“We are good defending, whether that be pressing high up the pitch, closing down in the middle or defending in our area. I’d like to think the best is still to come. That’s what the players have been working for since the start of the season, to be in the fight for titles. The league is difficult because there are other teams up there, there’ll be three other top teams in the Champions League semis and there’s another finalist in the Spanish Cup”.
“Our objective is to be amongst Europe’s best -that’s to be expected with the players I’ve got and the work they’re putting in. Now our objective is to be better than the team we play in the semi-finals”.
“The fact that Barça have been in 8 of the last 10 Champions League semi-finals shows we are one of Europe’s top Clubs and what’s more we have our own individual style of play”.
Laurent Blanc – Paris SG coach:
“Barcelona were the better team over the two legs. I regret that we didn’t score more goals because we had chances in attack. To compete with Barça, you have to be 100% and take your chances in front of goal.
This loss will hurt, but we have to overcome it. We must now turn focus to the weekend’s match against Lille. We still have two trophies to win in the league and the Coupe de France.”