Luis Enrique was in a buoyant mood when discussing his team’s victory over Real Sociedad and highlighted the players’ attitude as one of the keys behind it.
“We were already aware of the danger Real Sociedad could cause us. I think the team did well from the first whistle. If we’d have taken it easy, we’d have made things much more difficult for ourselves”, the Barcelona coach said.
The MSN look for one another: “Once the game is settled, they all try to enjoy it. Things must happen naturally, that’s how it’s going for them and I’m happy with that. At the start, you have to put the game to bed. They are so close that if they don’t all score, the party is incomplete”.
Rotation: “We all want to consolidate our position. We need everyone to play and be competitive no matter who is on the pitch. Each player has his attributes, but being able to rotate is a basic requirement”.
Confidence in the stands: “I’m not scared about the players feeding off the confidence that emanates from the terraces. They’re very intelligent and have gone through such situations before. No team has ever won La Liga in November or December. We have an exciting December ahead with the league and the Club World Cup”.
Vidal and Turan: “Aleix and Arda are doing well, despite the fact they’re going through a strange time. You can tell January is on the horizon, because they’re smiling more and more with each passing day. They’re like new signings, but they won’t be new because they’ve been with us for some time now”.