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Name Luis Enrique
Gender Male
Ethnic Catalan
Job Catalan Footballer
  Spain Head Coach


Org Spain National Team
Club as Coach Barcelona FC
Club as Player Barcelona FC

2016 04 16 Retrieve

[Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after his side were beaten by Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals] I am 99.9 per cent to blame for our Champions League exit. No, make that 100 per cent. I am the coach and I am responsible

2016 08 13 Retrieve

[Luis Enrique on his squad] On paper, this is the best squad that I have had in my three years at Barca. We have a squad that has been strengthened brilliantly. All the new players have settled in well. They have quality and will have to compete for a place. It’s now up to us to see if we can retain the titles we won last season and also win more. I hope we can live up to expectations

2016 09 24 Retrieve

[Luis Enrique on Lionel Messi’s groin injury in a post-match news conference following Barça’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou in La Liga] Without Leo we all lose. Football loses

2016 12 24 Retrieve

[Luis Enrique is not worried with Neymar’s current goalscoring form at the club] We have to look at the amount of assists he created in other seasons [as well as goals] because this season he’s created a lot, surely more. But I don’t focus on the details of goals or assists. At the end of the day, I don’t think [how many goals he’s scored] is important. He’s a fundamental player for us, not just going forward, but also in defence and I am happy with how he’s playing. He’s an ambitious player and his objective is to improve his numbers and I am sure he will

2017 01 28 Retrieve

[Luis Enrique reveals he hopes Denis Suarez can replace Andres Iniesta in midfield] Denis Suarez could be Iniesta’s long-term replacement, why not? Players have to evolve. He has to improve, but Iniesta is Harry Potter, he makes magic, and it is difficult to find another. But Denis is on the right path and I hope he can be Iniesta’s heir

2017 03 04 Retrieve

[Luis Enrique announces in a post-match press conference, after his side’s 6-1 win over Sporting Gijon, that he will leave the club at the end of the season] It’s about how I live with my profession, with a never-ending quest for solutions and to improve my team. That means I have very little time to rest, very few hours to disconnect. I think it will be good for me at the end of the season because I need to rest. That’s the principle motive

2017 03 11 Retrieve

[Luis Enrique speaks following the club’s historic comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16] This is a sport for crazy people, a unique sport. Any kid who was in the Camp Nou tonight will never forget this in their life. It was a torrent of feelings. I don’t cry – I would like to, but the tears don’t come out. But I enjoyed this as much as the rest; as much as those who cried

2017 03 25 Retrieve

[Luis Enrique sees the funny side of a journalist sleeping during his press conference] Look, that’s never happened to me: A guy sleeping in the press conference! It’s the first time…I must have been very boring! Good morning! How you doing?! That’s very good! I don’t think I have any more to say!

2017 04 08 Retrieve

[Luis Enrique praises Neymar in a post-game news conference after his side’s 4-1 win over Granada] He has numbers [which show he is] a beast of a footballer. He’s one of the most unbalancing players in the world [for opposition defences] and his signing by this club was a great decision. I hope he scores another 900 goals, so we can keep seeing him at Barcelona for many more years

2018 07 21 Retrieve

[Luis Enrique speaks at his first press conference since taking over as Spain’s head coach] The team can evolve. A player must be given weapons. The team has been a standard bearer, with everyone studying what we do … We’ll continue to play a possession game but with subtle variations to improve things