Seven Barcelona players would start at PSG according to Luis Enrique


By: Manu Tournoux

Back on Twitch, his favorite communication tool, Luis Enrique spoke about the quality of Barça, PSG's future opponent in C1, this Thursday evening.

Fate played a strange trick on Luis Enrique by giving him FC Barcelona, ​​his favorite club, in the quarter-final of the Champions League. The PSG coach admits: “ I always said that I would like to come back to Barça one day. But it's very difficult to make our paths cross again in reality. (…) I have been a Barça member for over 25 years, but I will try to do my job in the best possible way. It's going to be difficult, against a club that has won the Champions League five times. »

Difficult to such a point that Luis Enrique seems to envy a lot of Catalan players. “ Seven of their players could start in all the best teams in Europe, therefore in Paris. It's not their best season, but they remain very dangerous », Judges the 53-year-old technician, who spontaneously cites Ter Stegen, Araujo, Koundé, De Jong, Gündogan, Yamal and Lewandowski.

A preference for Atlético

Sincere or fake analysis? Still, Luis Enrique will certainly not make the mistake of looking down on Barça on April 10 and 16. “ We have to take it step by step. We have to believe that we are capable of eliminating FC Barcelona. Approach this quarter-final without fear. Next, we'll see if we qualify. », he breathes. And if it passes, the person concerned would also like to stay in the Spanish theme: “ I would prefer to face Atlético Madrid in the semi-finals. We already faced Dortmund at the start of the season, and then that would allow me to return to Spain once again. »

To do this, will he rely on his presumed best asset, Kylian Mbappé? A crack that has happened several times in recent weeks. “ What do you think, in your opinion? », he jokes to his interlocutor when the question of the tenure of the captain of the Blues is asked to him. On the other hand, regarding the future of the latter, Luis Enrique is careful not to comment: “ I don't know anything about this. Only Kylian Mbappé knows what he is going to do… »

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