Luis Enrique: 'It's a memorable night'

Luis Enrique shouts instructions to his players during Saturday's El Clásico in Madrid. / FCB
The FC Barcelona head coach expresses a high level of satisfaction following his team’s big victory over eternal rivals Real Madrid

Following FC Barcelona’s thorough 4–0 demolishing of Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday night, head coach Luis Enrique appeared in the press room and expressed a high-degree of satisfaction with the way the game went.

Here are the highlights of what he had to say:

On the victory:

“I’m satisfied not just for the victory, but for the way we did it.”

“We were better and the team knew what we wanted and we got it.”

“We made it into their area with ease and created a lot of chances.”

“We were effective both on attack and on defence.”

On Messi’s return:

“It was a relatively easy decision to leave Messi on the bench to start the game.”

“Both he and I thought it was the best decision after such a long injury.”

On Real Madrid’s performance: 

“I didn’t see Real Madrid give up at all.”

“I think the result of the game is based more on our merit than Real Madrid’s lack thereof.”

On the first half:       

“The first half was very complete for us.”

“We were superior in the midfield”

On the second half:

“We knew the second half would be more difficult, but we wanted to keep control of the game.”

On winning at the Bernabéu:

“It’s important to win here, above all, because of the happiness that a win like this creates for our fans.”

“It was a memorable game.”