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THE ASTURIAN ALSO TALKED ABOUT XAVI'S WORK AT BARÇA

Luis Enrique is happy to return home and downplays the mythical 6-1 of Barça against PSG

Published:16/03/2024 - 19:59h

Updated:17/03/2024 - 02:33h

Luis Enrique, former coach of FC Barcelona, ​​made his expectations clear regarding the Champions League match that pits his team, PSG, against the culé club. During his statements, he emphasized the affection that he still feels for his former team, among other relevant topics for both squads

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The FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will confront in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. This meeting presents like a very attractive crossing because of several factors, like the big moment of form by which cross both squares, the recent record of clashes and, perhaps the more 'sentimental', the return of two exculés: Ousmane Dembélé and Luis Enrique to see the faces in pair of opportunities, on 10 April in the Park of the Princes (France) and the 16 in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (Barcelona) against his ancient square.

Precisely, the Asturian took advantage of the previous press conference to the commitment of the PSG against the Montpellier in Tie it 1 (Sunday, 20:45 hours) for palpitar the eliminatory of Champions against his exequipo. It is necessary to remember that it also has linked him recently with a possible turn like trainer to the Catalan cast after the already confirmed goodbye of Xavi Hernández at the end of the campaign. "I am very happy. I go back home, as in the Christmass. We go back to Spain and to Barcelona that, definitely, is a very special place. PSG And Barça are two teams with which have shared a lot of together things. Very beautiful, a lot of morbo; I seat me very well there, it is one very good news", aimed.

It is worthwhile recalcar that Luis Enrique was trainer of the FC Barcelona from the season 2014-15 until the 2016-17, adding a total of 138 victories, 22 ties and 21 defeats, and winning nine titles. Equally, also it went player of the club culé from the course 1996-97 until the 2004-05, campaign that marked his retreat like footballer. The one of Gijón, with a total of 300 meetings dressing the elastic Barcelona, added a total of 108 annotations and 40 passes to goal, heaving a total of eight titles, by what is not surprising that seats the City Condal like his home.

The Asturian 'subtracted' importance to the 6-1 of the FC Barcelona against the PSG

On the other hand, Luis Enrique took advantage of the opportunity for 'subtract' importance to the mythical traced back by 6-1 of the FC Barcelona against the PSG in the eighth of final of the UEFA Champions League of the period 2016-17, when he was trainer of the team. "Lamentably, this traced back did not serve of at all. The Juventus deleted us afterwards, by what was not the most special party of my career. We agree us of me in the traced back, but were between the life and the death 15 days before. Afterwards, the panorama changed. I remember the 4-0 and the 6-1. It is part of the history, am very proud of this. I will not change at all in my career. Probably, it could have it done much better, but gave the best of me", signalled.

The work of Xavi Hernández and the role of 'favourite' of the PSG

Added to this, 'Struggle' elogió the work of Xavi Hernández, to the one who directed like player during his stage in the bench of the Barcelonan square (44 commitments), and also shared his perspectives on the challenging clash against the culés. "I do not know the work of Xavi like trainer, he knows mine. It had liked me that they had trained me he, Guardiola or Arteta. Somebody like Xavi has the level, won the championship. The Barça is a big club. It will be difficult", puntualizó.

To conclude, the Asturian does not concern for being considered the favourite in the eliminatory against the Barça, such as it did it the one of Terrassa in his moment, and shared the expectations on the attitude of his group. "If we are favourite or no, does not matter me. I transmitted my confidence to the team, think that will be better, with the experience of the players in this competition", concluded.

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