FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique hailed his side’s “spectacular” performance after they blasted six goals past Celta Vigo to reclaim top spot in the league table.
Lionel Messi put on a scintillating show at the Camp Nou to exact revenge against a Celta side that had inflicted a damaging 4-1 defeat upon the Catalans earlier in the season. He curled in an exquisite free kick to open the scoring for Barcelona in the 28th minute.
Uruguayan sensation Luis Suarez scored a second half hattrick to take his season’s tally to 39 goals in all competitions – the most by any player in Europe. Ivan Rakitic and Neymar completed the rout by scoring late on inflict a crushing defeat upon the Galician outfit.
Luis Enrique hails “spectacular” Barcelona
Speaking to the media after the match, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique heaped enormous praise upon his players after their breathtaking display against Celta Vigo on Sunday.
“I see these players be even better in training and some things make you stand still,” said Enrique (as reported by football espana). “Playing Celta isn’t an easy match. We lacked finesse in the first half in the final metres.
“It might seem like an easy game but we’re strengthened by this. Historic? I think it’s beautiful. Historic will be when we win trophies.”
Asked about Messi’s outrageous penalty which invoked the memories of Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff, Enrique replied, “The penalty is legal. We all know the famous one, Johan Cruyff. We try to win trophies and in addition have fun. Disrespect? Who talk about that? We have to respect our team. This country accepts a kick more than a piece of skill.
“We know why this happens. It will keep happening and we know where it comes from.”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 14, 2016