Luis Enrique wary of ‘dangerous’ Celta Vigo

Luis Enrique during Saturday's training session at Ciutat Esportiva / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Asturian believes his former side can pose a serious threat at Camp Nou despite a number of key injuries

FC Barcelona host Celta Vigo on Sunday at Camp Nou (8.30pm CET) where the Catalans will be aiming for another three points to remain top of La Liga.

Luis Enrique spoke to the press ahead of the game where he was keen to warn of the threat that his former team pose. Here is a selection of the standout quotes:

Dangerous opponent

“This means that they are a dangerous opponent; bold, brave, dominating all facets of the game and are attractive to watch.”


We know that they have a long injury list (Nolito, Orellana, Fontas, Sergi Gomez) but their style of play remains the same. They love to keep the ball and I think they can make life difficult for us.”


“They play with intensity, leave little space (for the opponent) and move the ball quickly. They are good both in attack and defence.”

Recent defeats to Celta

“Last year we were far superior, but due to the woodwork and their goalkeeper we were unable to score. In contrast, in this season’s meeting, they were clearly better and deserved to win.”

Arda’s fitness

“Arda was able to train just once before the Valencia game and could not even put on his boots. It was not logical to risk him. Now he is fine.”