Luis Enrique Praises New Barcelona Signings – Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has praised the club’s new signings, saying the current squad is the best in recent years.
Barcelona added Andre Gomes, Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Digne this season, also bringing back Denis Suarez from Villareal.
“On paper we have the best Barca squad of recent years but if we see something that fits to make the squad better then great. If not we’ll be fine with the squad we’ve got,” Enrique told reporters on Wednesday.
“A lot depends on what’s available. If you can bring in young players at a good price it would be ridiculous not to sign them. We are always looking at strengthening the squad and trying to make the team as strong as possible. The transfer door is always open so if we see something we like we’ll make a move.”
“I need to send a message to all Barca fans that this group of players is training hard,” he said. “If you could see the intensity of the team, it’s as if it’s a team that has never won anything before. They are hungry to win everything next season. This is a unique squad of players, I think.
“We’ve made some brilliant signings this summer and it’s now up to us to see if we can retain the titles we won last season and also win more.”
“The new signings have been very good, they have come back from holiday but have been doing their homework.
“Everything is positive and, while you tend to always praise new signings, I am really happy with the players I have brought in. They are looking better than I expected.
“They are young players with top quality and interesting experiences behind them but here you are always going to have to fight hard to get a place.”