FC Barcelona’s coach Luis Enrique said soccer depends on results, and that teams need to fight every game for them like his team did in his team’s win in the Derby. Barcelona defeated RCD Espanyol 5-0, and it is now 90 minutes away from the title.
“We had good rhythm from the start, creating pressure following turnovers,” he said in the post-game conference. “We played a complete game, I’m happy with what we’ve achieved. Now we just have to put it away by beating Granada.”
In its last game at home this season, Barcelona displayed “very good football,” in Luis Enrique’s words. The goals started early in the game with Lionel Messi scoring eight minutes in the game. In the first 10 to 15 minutes of the second half, Luis Suarez scored two in a row. He remains as top-scorer, and Luis Enrique said the Uruguayan international is very intelligent.
“Sometimes relying too much on one player can hurt you, but if the team plays its game, Luis — who is lethal in the area — will have plenty of chances to score goals,” he said. “It’s not just the goals, it’s the way the team plays that lets him score.”
Rafinha and Neymar made it into the scoresheet with goals in the 74 and 83 minute, respectively.
Now, his team is looking to the last game against Granada next Sunday. A win in Granada will give Barcelona the title.
“Away games are always hard because there are things you can’t control,” Luis Enrique said. “We’re one step away, and we’re going to Granada to reach our objective.”