Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was pleased with the team’s deserving 3-0 victory over Osasuna, which broke a run of three consecutive draws.
Barcelona traveled to the El Sadar stadium to face a tough away match against Osasuna on Saturday. The fixture could have proved to be a tricky affair for the Catalan side, but Luis Enrique’s men produced a calm and composed display. Barcelona registered a 3-0 win in Pamplona, thanks to a brace from Lionel Messi after Luis Suarez opened the scoring.
Luis Enrique addressed the media in the post-match conference and spoke at length about his side’s performance. The manager was visibly upbeat and pleased with his side’s performance, which, according to him, deserved the 3-0 scoreline in the end.
“We deserved the win, we created plenty of chances. I’m really pleased with the match I saw and the performances from my players,” said the Barcelona boss.
The manager singled out the full-back duo of Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba, who provided the width and depth to Barcelona’s attack in the match and were pivotal in the 3-0 win. Enrique also praised the pivot that is Sergio Busquets and his ability to do the simple tasks and the not so simple ones with remarkable aplomb.
Luis Enrique, though, did not fail to put caution on his side’s inability to open the scoring in the first-half, despite a largely dominant performance in the first 45 minutes of the game – something which gave Osasuna hope of snatching a point or three from the game.
“We deserved to be ahead in the first half, which would have made us calmer. That said, they also had a very good chance in the first half. We really should have settled this game in the first half, and the fact we didn’t raised their spirits. But we eventually managed to wear them down and were able to make them pay for that in the second half, when we were much more effective in front of goal.”
The result not only breaks a rare run of three consecutive draws in the La Liga, but also places Barcelona three points behind Real Madrid at the top of the table. But Los Blancos do have a game in hand as they host Deportivo La Coruna later in the night.