Barca pressure key to success says Luis Enrique

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AS Roma leaves the Nou Camp keen to forget a night they were on the wrong end of a 6-1 defeat as Barcelona’s Messi grabs a brace on his first start after returning from injury.

Barca pressure key to success says Luis Enrique

SHOWS: BARCELONA, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 24, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FC BARCELONA COACH, LUIS ENRIQUE, ON GAME WITH ROMA, SAYING:

“Today in the beginning we saw Roma trying to pressure and push the lines. And we found it very easy to move the ball. We found the space very easy. We attacked mostly with second-line players, due to the pressure of their defenders who followed our strikers. So we found a lot of possibilities from the beginning and we went ahead very easily. It’s difficult to pressure, it’s always complicated to pressure and maybe we are specialists in finding these kinds of spaces with players of quality like we have at the moment. So we found the game very easy from the beginning and it was a very complete game.”

STORY: The way Barcelona pressure the opposition as a team is the key to their success, coach Luis Enrique said after their 6-1 demolition of AS Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday (November 24).

Last season’s treble winners were at their breathtaking best with the fit again Lionel Messi back in the starting lineup and helping them cut open Roma but Luis Enrique focused on their work rate.

“Today in the beginning we saw Roma trying to pressure and push the lines. And we found it very easy to move the ball. We found the space very easy. We attacked mostly with second-line players, due to the pressure of their defenders who followed our strikers. So we found a lot of possibilities from the beginning and we went ahead very easily. It’s difficult to pressure, it’s always complicated to pressure and maybe we are specialists in finding these kinds of spaces with players of quality like we have at the moment. So we found the game very easy from the beginning and it was a very complete game,” he said at a news conference.

Barcelona have won Group E with a match to spare.

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