Copa del Rey: FC Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Bilbao

Here are the reactions after lifting the trophy:

Coach Luis Enrique:

We’ve won two titles. Now we want a third. It’s nice when you have the opportunity to make so many people happy. We’ll try to reach our objective and make history again, We are fortunate to have a group of players and staff like this. They enjoy what they do and enjoy being Barça players.”

“It’s very tough to stop Leo Messi. He does so because he’s the best player in the world. And when other high quality players surround him it’s great to watch. I can’t wait to get home to see the magnitude of his first goal.”

“I’m very happy for Xavi to be able to bow out like this, with titles and having had a very good season.”

Xavi: (who played his last game at Camp Nou) “We have absolute confidence right now because we won, [but] because I played almost the entire second half.” Lionel Messi‘s first goal was “scandalous, awesome. I think it’s one of the best goals he’s ever scored.” 

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“Now we must be cautious. Juventus is a great team, but we’re very good, [and] very confident.”


“They pressed us really hard, and we had to suffer but we took control of the game, we started to play our game, and we ended up with the two goals [in the first half]. Next weekend we’ll go for our third title, which is very important for us.”

“It’s a move just like any other. I don’t know why they got angry. It’s a part of my football and won’t change. Three years ago I did the same thing.”

Javier Mascherano:

“We have to celebrate it because it’s very difficult to win the Cup and that’s why we play.”

“Maybe that was one of Messi’s best goals. Goals are also measured by the importance of the match and by the opponent. Leo worked his magic and that moved things in our favour.”

“I’m a person who likes to talk about football. I try to help the coach due to my experience and the way I am. I like to be positive, and this year hasn’t been easy, but we finishing it in the best way possible. We have one game left to finish it perfectly.”

“I think we have to be able to accept criticism to get better and to grow. Here’s the evidence: two titles and the possibility to win the Champions League.”

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