Coach Luis Enrique on Barcelona defense, as they conceded first goal in supercup
They criticize Javier Mascherano after the first official match of the season against Sevilla as the own coach, Luis Enrique Martinez in the pre Spain Supercup against Athletic Club Bilbao. “You cannot make as many mistakes again.” The coach recalled yesterday that “before we usually find eleven guys who are trying to stop play as we like” and this makes things difficult. Not happy Luis Enrique on Barcelona defense, though they managed to kiss the cup but mistakes are mistakes.
The Barcelona Luis Enrique has changed many things regarding Pep Guardiola. He has endowed his character and has delivered him from certain insecurities that have given new resources to the team, able to emerge victorious even in great physical games. This equipment is less lofty but more effective. However, there is one common element between the right gear Guardiola and effective steamroller of Asturias, and is on defense. Since Bayern Jupp Heynckes, who won the treble, crushed by the Tata Martino Barcelona in the Champions League two years ago nobody had again put him four goals to Barca until it was Sevilla. Luis Enrique on Barcelona defense took a firm stance.
The twelve goals conceded this season are not decisive when dealing with parties who serve as test bed. But could it have been the four that got the Seville. Barcelona managed to survive thanks to the character that he has breathed his coach, but the team played with fire. These contrast with the 0.5 goals the team conceded last season or the 0.3 that fit with Guardiola on the bench.
It is very clear that this is another Barcelona. They are not Xavi and Puyol but the challenges remain the same: to win it all. For now, they go four titles this year and the goal remains the sextet. There remain two not to mention the challenge of retaining the Champions League, something no one has achieved to date. And even having the best attack in the world have to start closing the door “against a team that always requires our best.” Luis Enrique on Barcelona defense is hopefull and have plans “ Up there is still some way off at this stage of the season and we should start to work urgently”.