Spanish Supercup first leg – Athletic Bilbao 4-0 FC Barcelona

Coming back from this rout would be an exploit… but Barcelona still believes

Coach Luis Enrique:

“It was not our best version, we were unlucky at some points where we handed chances to Athletic. It isn’t pretentious to think about a comeback, if there is one team in Europe that’s able to come back, it’s us.”

Of course I care about the mistakes and letting in so many goals. We’re trying to fix that. Football is a game of mistakes.”

“I assume responsibility for the rotations after playing with less than three days’ rest. But I have faith in these players and I would put out the same lineup again.”

“It’s no time to look for excuses, we have to try and improve our performance.”

“The scoreboard can no longer be changed. On Monday the atmosphere will be in our favour and we’ll try to turn it around for our people. We need a quick goal.”

“I’ve never played an easy match against Athletic, as a coach or as a player. They took advantage of our mistakes. We had good chances from Messi and Pedro, and on the next play they scored again.”

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