Barcelona boss Luis Enrique was not only happy about his side’s 5 nil thrashing of Córdoba at the weekend, he was happy about the second half of the season and what 2015 has in store for his team.
Barcelona and the rest of La Liga have two weeks holiday starting from now which is a chance for the team to recharge their batteries and plan ahead of the new year and second half of the season.
In a post match press conference after the Córdoba game, Luis Enrique showed his optimistic side and spoke about the coming new year and what he wants out of the team for 2015. He also had time to speak about the very good performances by Pedro and Martin Montoya.
On his team’s ability: “Of course we can shoot, we’re emphatic and we have players up front who can score goals, Neither do we concede that many. It’s an interesting cocktail. It might not be enough to put us top of the table, but it’s interesting none the less.
On La Liga: “There is no need for self-mutilation of self-flagellation just because we’re four points behind Madrid if they win their game. I can’t see anything negative or that I should be worried about.
On the seasonal break and next year: “The rest will do us good. We’ll be coming back with our mental batteries recharged and ready for what we have to come. We’ll be immersed in three different competitions, so there’s a lot to look forward to.
On the Córdoba match: “Córdoba played a very similar way to most of the teams that have come to the Camp Nou. They held back, kept it tight and didn’t generate many chances. It was still close until our second goal and then the game opened up.
On Martin Montoya: “It’s a difficult situation for the players that aren’t getting many games. Montoya is good enough to play in any game because he’s won that right. When he has played, he’s looked very good to me. In my view, any player can change the situation.
On Pedro Rodríguez: “He’s a top performer. He was finding it hard to get goals early on in the season, but the Pedro we’ve got now is very hard to stop.”