Luis Enrique pleased with clean sheet

Luis Enrique was pleased with a lot of what he saw in Borisov / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB
The FC Barcelona manager highlights his team’s display in defence and describes the draw between Bayer and Roma as positive for their interests

Naturally enough, Luis Enrique was happy with the 2-0 win in Belarus. “We played well both in attack and in defence” he said after the final whistle. “Not letting in a goal is always a good sign.” This was the first time the team has kept a clean sheet in eight games.

Here is a selection of other comments made by the Barça manager after the game.

On winning

“We didn’t suffer in defence because we kept creating pressure. The whole team worked well”.

“This win strengthens us. To win with a clean sheet while the other game ended in a draw puts us in a strong position”.

On winning and receiving goals

“At the moment we seem to need to create a lot of chances in order to score goals, while our opponents can hurt us at the lightest moment. Today we didn’t let in any goals. This might be the turning point”.

“We need to keep working to better still. There are things we have improved compared to last season”.

On Rakitic’s goal

“It was a great goal. We created a lot of chances and found it hard to break the deadlock”.

“The more different players score the better it is for the team”.