Luis Enrique Martinez , coach of FC Barcelona , said Friday that paves the Classico at the Santiago Bernabeu without regard to the classification or his alleged status as favorite, faced a “very powerful” opponent, but regards it as no more than his team.
Contrary to what your targeted by Real Madrid counterpart Rafa Benitez , who won smoothly favorite label , Luis Enrique played down the significance of the forecasts. “The favorite band gives me the same; we will play with the intention of taking the three points and minimize their potential, which is a lot, “he said.
THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO “ADD”
The coach of Barca again stressed the idea that the classico is not relevant to deciding the champions, but acknowledged that “add up, and the fact that the opponent does not add up is very interesting, so it is a stimulating and important game. ”
“MADRID IS ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS IN EUROPE”
Luis Enrique praised the virtues of Madrid (“has short and long game, good transitions strategy and is one of the best teams in Europe “, analyzed), but stressed that the club is not inferior to his rival.
“THEY ARE NOT SUPERIOR TO US”
“They are not superior to us but is a rival of such importance that if we do not have a good day we can win. You can create us problems and has the same objectives as us. Therefore it can not be a more exciting this game, “he said.
“THE LOGIC IS THAT THE BERNABEU BEEP ALL”
On the possibility that the public display of the Bernabeu especially hostile to Gerard Pique, Luis Enrique took what normally. “I do not know what ‘feeling’ will … The logic is that they beep at all , and when Madrid come to the Camp Nou, too. This is football, it is passion.What we can not expect it to go to the Bernabeu and not us whistle, it would be ridiculous. ”
“I’M AN ICEBERG”
More relaxed than at other times, Luis Enrique even afford to joke about their way of living the pre-classic (allowed “I am an iceberg, I’m calm and extremely slow” ) and even less about whether sleeping on the eve of a match such magnitude. “On the contrary,” he replied, “I’m having the best time of my life coaching level of sleep; I’m sleeping like angels. “
MORE MOTIVATED AS A PLAYER AS A COACH
He also acknowledged that the classico matches motivated him more as a player; specifically, Barcelona player. “It has no color” settled.