Enrique: It Will Be Naive To Say Barcelona Don’t Depend On Messi

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Luis Enrique, Barcelona manager says it will be quite naive to act like his side does not depend on the individual brilliance of Lionel Messi.

The Argentina forward has scored three goals in the last two matches to help secure wins in the matches against Leganes and Atletico.

Messi, happens to be one of the Barcelona players who has remained consistent all season.

“It would be naive to think that we do not depend on the best player in the world,” the Barca boss told a news conference. “I hope we can depend on him for many more years.

“I still consider him as more of a forward. Sometimes he spends more time in midfield to help us in terms of numbers but I don’t think it matters if he’s spending more time in midfield or up front. What matters is his form.

“The key to all of this is to be effective in defence and attack, not only one or the other. We’ve always spent more time and effort trying to attack than do things defensively.

“I don’t talk about what happened after one game or the other. We look at a season as a whole picture. We’re not at the end yet.”



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