Enrique praises Messi while Pep has to defend Bravo and red card
Wednesday evening, Barcelona faced off against Manchester City in a Champions League match and won 4-0. After the match, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique praised Lionel Messi, while Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola had to defend goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and his red card.
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in the Champions League match between Barcelona and Manchester City. After the match, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique praised his Argentinean striker.
-There is no doubt that Messi is the best player in the world. He is the definition of football. It is naive to doubt him, and he is back to his more decisive self. He was involved in all the vital episodes of the match, Luis Enrique said.
-It is a big result for us that will give us strength – even though it is only three points, he continued.
-Fortunately there is only one Guardiola. If there were five more in Champions League or La Liga, it would be extremely hard. Now, I am thinking of rest and sleep, Luis Enrique said.
Pep Guardiola, on the other hand, had to defend Claudio Bravo and the big mistake he made. The former Barcelona keeper went out on a long ball and tried to play it forward, but it landed at the feet of Luis Suarez, who made an attempt at the goal. Claudio Bravo tamed the ball with his hands outside the box, which resulted in a direct red card.
-I am sorry, but until the day I end my career as a manager, I will always try to play the ball from the goalkeeper and onwards. There are times when you just have to kick it afar, and we probably did that four-five times against Everton, Saturday. But he tried to play it and then that will happen sometimes, Guardiola said according to the Guardian.
-We will not make any changes on the goalkeeper position. It will remain the same. Football is a game full of flaws. He knows what he did. He has plenty of experience, and he is one of the best keepers over the past ten years. I do not doubt him. He disappointed, but he will learn from it, Guardiola continued.