Most people didn’t expect Barcelona to perform another miracle and beat Juventus by three or more goals. Similarly though, most football fans expected the Blaugrana at least to score in the return leg against the Italian side, and earn a simple win. Not even that happened. Even so, Luis Enrique applauded his players after their goalless draw, acknowledging that they really did all they could.
Two teams were playing to attack, one out of necessity, but Juventus have not just locked themselves in. I will stick with the attitude of my players and of the fans. The fairest outcome would have been a win
the Barcelona coach told reporters.
I love being at a club as ambitious as this. We always prove our label as favourites. It’s a night to be proud of
Enrique added. As for what cost Barcelona the ticket to the Champions League semifinals, the Spaniard looked back to what happened in Turin last week.
I could not define our Champions League campaign in one word. A very poor first leg in Turin has put us out. I will remember a lot of moments from that game in Turin
was Enrique’s answer. Last, he was asked what Barcelona fans can wait from their team in the remainder of the season.
We have the option of getting into the league title race, with a direct duel against the first placed team
the Blaugrana coach said, referring to this weekend’s huge game against Real Madrid. If Barcelona win, they get back into the title race, despite the fact that Madrid have a game in hand. If they lose, it will all practically be over.