Ahead of the game that will be played in Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium against Sevilla, Luis Enrique declared that the first 40 minutes of the Champions League game against Manchester City is the best his side has ever played since assumed the job of Barcelona head coach.
“The first 40 minutes in Manchester has being the best since my stay here as a coach.” The journalist asked him to clarify what he meant and even asked him if it was better than the 4–0 victory over Real Madrid. He replied “yes it really is better.”
“The remaining 50 minutes, Man City were the better side. The fact is that it doesn’t really matter how good we were or if we won or lost the game. What matters now is that we are over the defeat and we are now focused on Sevilla,” said the Austrian coach.
He concluded, “People are to fast to judge how good or poor we perform, we need to reflect and judge at the close of the season. It would be unfair to lay criticisms in the early stage of the season. If we do a flashback on my first season as a coach here, questions were asked about my coaching style and doubts were obviously hovering around. But we won the treble, lesson is don’t be quick to judge.”