The reigning champions are always favorites for the trophy they’re defending and Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique believes his side are favourites to win again.
Barcelona have not had a good start to the Spanish calendar, losing 5-1 on aggregate to Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup. And intend to start the league, with Bilbao the first team to play.
Enrique is not letting it get to him though and won’t let Pedro’s exit touch him either, as he is certain they can claim the trophy back-to-back.
“It’s a long season and it’s all about consistency, but starting with a win is always good,” he said.
“We’re the champions and we have to defend our title. We’re the favourites just as Atletico [Madrid] were last season. As the year goes on things can change.
“It will be a competitive league, with three or four teams in with a chance.
“It’s been unusual in that we’ve had to play for two trophies off the back of what we did last season.
“We’re in good condition and are ready to compete. We’re excited to play good football and to win trophies.”