Luis Enrique is upset that Ivan Rakitic is injured and will miss at least Barcelona’s clash with Villarreal.
“The injury to Rakitic has spoilt our plans, for the level he has and because the game against Villarreal will be more than complicated,” explained the coach, after his side saw off BATE Borisov at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.
Lucho was happier with his team’s overall performance, saying: “These type of games present logical difficulties. The team has been good in terms of intensity, pressing in the opposition half.”
The coach also hailed Sergio Busquets, saying “he has been spectacular”, while also didn’t want to comment much on Marc-Andre ter Stegen coming out of his box to shield the ball by the corner flag.
“I don’t like it, nor does it annoy me. He has quality and confidence to do it. I’m not going to make a public verdict on this play,” said Luis Enrique.