squad | 2016-03-12
Post-Match Comments: FC Barcelona v Getafe
Luis Enrique praises the team's "top" performance against Getafe
Luis Enrique: “It’s a great situation. We have almost the whole team available, except for Sandro, who got injured in the last training session, and Rafinha, who’s close to being declared fit. We’re in optimal condition to keep performing. That’s very favourable because the team has to play every three days. Everyone is in very good form. Munir is playing very well. He played a very complete game, he brings a lot to the team, and he can score. As a coach, it’s a perfect situation. Everyone wants to play and the only problem is I don’t have enough minutes for everyone.
Suarez? He didn’t play today because he has countless minutes under his belt this season. I decided that the best thing for the team and for him was to give him rest.
Neymar? If I were the national team coach I would take him. He can play in so many positions and at an incredible level. His mentality is key. He sees every opportunity, he’s smart, and he’s got diverse skills. Meeting with Dunga? When there's an agreement, we'll announce it. We're both looking for the best for Neymar.
Every manager looks for the best for his team. I hope to keep enjoying it. We try to play the same way for as long as possible. The objective is to create chances and, if you have fun playing, you don’t get tired as quickly. We took this game very serious from the start, with fast ball circulation and precise passing.
Sergi Roberto to Euro? I'm not ESP coach, but if I would be, I would name him in the squad, he's very versatile.
Unzue could be Barça head coach? Yes of course, and Robert Moreno too, both could be head coach here"
Gerard Piqué: "Missing Penalites? In important games, when things are on the line and we have to score them, we will score them. We always try to play at our best. We started very well today, in the first 20-25 minutes we had some great moments. We are getting closer all the time to what we want to achieve. We try and do the best possible. We've been many here years together, many important players. We understand each other well, can play passes sometimes without looking, but we want to keep improving and at end of the season to win something.
Periscope criticism is troubling me? No not at all"
Andrés Iniesta: "Thirty-seven games without losing is astonishing, and we want to extend it further. We’re going to try to keep our winning streak in the league, because it will help bring us the title.
Against Getafe, We didn’t let our opponents breathe and taking an early lead made it easier.
Arsenal? We’re leading and playing at home, but we know that our opponents are dangerous. The Arsenal game will require a 100% effort from every player. We’re excited to go through but we have a lot of respect for Arsenal."
Sergi Samper: "We are in great form, and we hope it stays that way. We know every game is important and if we don’t give it our all, all our opponents become dangerous. We have to stay the course to remain confident for the Champions League. We can’t let our guard down.
Missing penalties is not so normal but we are not worrying: we can improve."
Aleix Vidal: "We knew that if we pressed Getafe from the very beginning we could hurt them. When you go to a team like Barça and without playing for seven months, it’s very difficult to get playing time. Both Arda and I are enjoying it a lot. We haven’t lost since I started playing and I hope it akes a long time before it happens. Finding ourselves here at this point of the season was what we wanted. It is true that we have gone 37 games without losing, but we don’t think about this when we play."
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