Luis Enrique is of the opinion that the current squad at Barcelona is the strongest in the club’s history.
The Spanish club has had some incredible moments since the turn of the millennium. They have won a whole host of titles to reduce the deficit between them and archrivals Real Madrid. This has been made possible only by the help of some incredible players like Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi. Recent squads, however, have been given the title as being the best in the club’s history, but Enrique feels that they could have been surpassed with the squad that he has assembled.
Luis Enrique has challenged his Barcelona players to respond to the 1-0 loss against Real Sociedad.
The defeat allowed Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to get back into the title race. Barcelona had a 10 point advantage over Real Madrid only a few weeks ago. The draw against Villarreal and coupled with these defeats against Madrid and Real Sociedad have pulled them back into the midst of battle. The team needs to recover quickly or face the prospect of teams overtaking them. After scoring freely in the first half of the campaign, Enrique has found himself in a tight situation.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says that he will not rush forward Neymar back from injury.
The Brazilian recently suffered a groin strain while preparing for the game against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. The 23-year-old has been in fine form this season and it has not been surprising to see him nominated as one of the potential candidates to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. He has scored an astonishing 16 goals in 18 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions. Enrique decided not to risk a number of his regular first team players for the game against the German club.