Author Topic: I have no concern about Barcelona's poor penalty - Luis Enrique  (Read 129 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mastercode

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 2169
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Naijacrux
I have no concern about Barcelona's poor penalty - Luis Enrique
« on: February 18, 2016, 01:04:03 AM »

Luis Suarez missed another Barcelona penalty in the win over Sporting Gijon but Luis Enrique is not worried by their record.
Luis Enrique insists he has no concern about Barcelona's poor penalty record despite another miss in Wednesday's win over Sporting Gijon.

Luis Suarez saw his effort saved by Ivan Cuellar after Lionel Messi had passed up the chance to complete his hat-trick from the spot, though Barca went on to win 3-1 after Suarez later found the net.

Messi's decision to pass his spot-kick to Suarez against Celta Vigo has stolen headlines in recent days but Barca's record from 12 yards this season has largely been poor, with Suarez's effort the sixth penalty missed in the top flight by the champions in 2015-16.
Yet Luis Enrique, whose side have won seven games in a row in La Liga and now lead the standings by six points, is not worried.
"We want to improve in this aspect, but the ones missing are those who take responsibility to shoot and I have zero concerns," he said. "We have three great specialists.

"Suarez makes us relax and he calmed Sporting and their fans. After the penalty, everything was out of our control. He secured the game."

Messi surpassed the 300-goal mark with his double at El Molinon and Luis Enrique was delighted with the way his side coped against Abelardo's spirited outfit as the league season enters its final third.
"To be able to count on Messi is a privilege," he said. "We overcame a team who knows how to defend well, we dominated a team who sat back well and counter-attacked. We played a very complete game.

"I'm optimistic in any situation that we're given, but that doesn't mean anything. It's very difficult to get points as the final rounds approach. We depend on ourselves."
Luis Enrique made his debut as a player for Sporting in 1989 and he admitted he enjoyed another chance to return to Asturias.
"I'm not very sentimental," he added. "I come here often. I saw friends who haven't been here for a long time. It was nice."



Barcelona agreed a summer deal to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Tura

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 849
Last post July 02, 2015, 11:21:22 AM
by internet police
Barcelona reached agreement to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 213
Last post October 21, 2015, 10:11:51 AM
by mastercode
Barcelona star Gerard Pique slams messi,name Cristiano Ronaldo best human player

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 205
Last post April 06, 2016, 01:24:05 AM
by admin
Barcelona Set to offer Cash , Turkish midfielder Arda Turan as deal for Bellerin

Started by naij

Replies: 0
Views: 134
Last post April 10, 2017, 04:50:54 AM
by naij
Messi shines as barcelona thrashed bayern 3-0 in champions league semifinal

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 203
Last post May 07, 2015, 04:20:42 PM
by internet police
Juventus thrashed madrid,set up UEFA Champions League Final with Barcelona

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 735
Last post May 14, 2015, 03:21:07 PM
by internet police
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi drops out of Forbes top 10 most valuable athletes

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 164
Last post October 24, 2015, 12:17:40 AM
by internet police
Barcelona considers ?40 million bid for Leicester City's star Riyad Mahrez

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 113
Last post April 13, 2016, 12:47:36 AM
by yungcrux
Man Utd, Chelsea turned down by Croatian star Ivan Rakitic for Barcelona stay

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 142
Last post September 02, 2016, 06:31:13 AM
by yungcrux
Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez signs with Qatari side

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 341
Last post March 29, 2015, 01:45:50 PM
by internet police