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Luis Enrique: "Messi, Suárez and Neymar go back better that before"

Published:4/01/2017 - 14:15h

Updated:4/01/2017 - 18:04h

The trainer of the FC Barcelona, Luis Enrique, appeared in front of the press with reason of the Athletic-Barça of this Thursday. The technician warned of the pressure of the rival and launched an optimistic message when ensuring that the "MSN" arrives better that before Navidad

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The FC Barcelona contests this Thursday the party of gone of the eighth of final of the Glass of the King in front of the Athletic Club of Bilbao, and like reason of this Luis Enrique appeared in front of the means. It was the first press conference of the Asturian after the Christmas and remained clear that is happy with the state of form of his men after his turn during these holidays. 

"We have been able to enjoy all of quite a lot of days on holiday and this does not mean holidays to the hour of preparation, because all have carried his physical tasks. I am gratamente impressed; they have gone back better of what have gone (the MSN)", sustained the technician when being asked after the state in which they arrived Messi, Suárez and Neymar.

On the party in front of the Basques, "Struggle" warned of the difficulty: "I value It with the logical difficulty that has confront you to a team like the Athletic, a club with big tradition in the Glass of Rey. It is an eliminatory difficult, to the height of what is this competition. January and February are key months for the team in this competition. We know of the arms of the Athletic, that always generates us a lot of problems with his pressure".

"I do not think that the Athletic change his way to defend. It is a brave team, that pretends to drown you near of the goal and does not have fear to risk in this pressure leaving spaces. In the party of League generated us problems. I expect to the Athletic of the big appointments, motivated by the Glass", added in this regard of the rival.

Luis Enrique does not say if it will play Masip or Ter Stegen

One of the incógnitas of the duel is to know the one who will occupy the goal of a lesionado Jasper Cillessen. Luis Enrique did not want to it say: "I have not said at all to anybody, with which keep my tradition that they are the players the first that enteren".

"Tomorrow you will know it. First I will say it to him to the players. It does not treat to put to a goalkeeper or another according to the competition, but of what was better for the team", concretised in front of the insistence of the press.

The wish that asks him to 2017: "I am not a lot to ask. I ask sportive health and for the people. Those that achieve the titles are those that more deserve it to him".

"Aleix Vidal and Burn are two important players for the team"

It fulfils a year since it Burn Turan and Aleix Vidal have been able to play with the Barça: "Positive. They are two important players for the team that arrived in a situation complicated and had the need to expect some months to compete, that is something that no sucede usually".

No descarta important rotations for the next meetings. "I do not think that they go to be lower. There are a lot of parties and a lot of competitions. The bet of the signings think that until the moment has been satisfactory. To face all the competitions need veintipico players, no only eleven".

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