Luis Enrique will take nothing for granted inside the race to win LaLiga after Barcelona’s 7-1 mauling of Osasuna.
The Catalans displaced Real Madrid at the top rated of your table by triumphing 3-2 in an exhilarating Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, but Zinedine Zidane’s side possess a game in hand and were in emphatic kind themsevels on Wednesday – thumping Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 at Riazor
Barca have now won three top-flight fixtures in succession given that going down 2-0 at Malaga on April eight, reigniting their title challenge.
Malaga boss and former Madrid favourite Michel talked up his credentials as a Madridista in an interview with Onda Cero earlier on Wednesday, mischievously stoking the LaLiga race.
Asked if he could be happy to depend on Malaga pulling off a different shock outcome once they face Madrid at La Rosaleda on the final day in an effort to hold the title in Barcelona, Luis Enrique replied: “If my grandmother had wheels, she would be a bicycle.”
Lionel Messi, Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer hit doubles at Camp Nou, with Javier Mascherano locating the net for the initial time in his Barca profession from the penalty spot.
Luis Enrique was extra forthright when quizzed about his feelings following the emphatic victory, with the performances of Gomes and Alcacer – playing as a consequence of Rafinha’s injury along with a suspension for Neymar respectively – highlighted for specific praise.
He said: “We started really seriously and incredibly well against an opponent who left us little space. By means of patience and circulation [of the ball] we designed spaces.
“With Messi it’s all simpler and once you have players reinforcing the team it is usually optimistic.”
Gomes has are available in for staunch criticism considering the fact that a big-money move from Valencia, but Luis Enrique is confident he will make the grade at Camp Nou.
“Beyond the two objectives, Andre has unbelievable prospective. I can say it a thousand occasions but he is nevertheless criticised a great deal,” he told beIN Sports.
“He can play in unique positions. He’s employing 30 per cent of his capacity – envision him at one hundred per cent.
“He requirements to enhance on the mental aspect but he’s inside the greatest club to accomplish it.”