Luis Enrique happy with win
Barça B boss Luis Enrique Martínez recognised the importance of his team’s win at Alcorcon on Sunday and reckons “we were the better team in general”.
The B team boss was pleased with his team’s
win and after the game he explained: “apart from a 15-20 minute spell, we were the
better team in general”.
“We put in a great first half”
Luis Enrique analysed the game and claimed: “we tried to play the
game in our part of the pitch, where we are strongest. We did that well in the first half and we
had some chances and went ahead. We put in a great first half, but in the first 15 minutes of the
second half we weren’t at the level needed – in part because of Alcorcon upping their
game, they had the game where they wanted it and they laid siege to our area. That made it hard for
us, but we gradually began to make more dangerous counter attacks and finally, two good moves won
us the game”.
“Nobody had won here before”
For the manager: “that was a really positive game and result for
us after losing at home last week and it helps us to carry on accumulating points and getting the
confidence we need. Nobody had won here before and that obviously gives us a boost. We’d not
lost at home till the
game, so one thing cancels out the other!”
“We have a lot of options”
Luis Enrique has been using all his squad and making plenty of rotations and he
explained: “we have a lot of different options available to us - I’m happy to have a
squad of 25 or 26 players knowing that any of them can be a starter in a game. This win was
especially good because we gave chances to some players who’ve maybe not figured so much, but
who can come in at any time, as they showed tonight”.
One of the players making his debut was keeper Jordi Masip and Luis
Enrique explained: “I’ve got three very good keepers and I’ll decide with each
game who plays. Masip played very well and I’m very happy for him because he’s in a
tough situation where he’s not getting many chances to play. We are looking to be a complete
group a strong group who can count on any member at any time. I want them all to feel important.
It’s not always easy or pleasant, but today it went really well “.