Barcelona Desvere To Win La Liga, According To Luis Enrique


Barcelona manager Luis Enrique insists his side deserve to win La Liga after his team moved to within one win of claiming back-to-back titles.

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Rafinha were all on target as Barca thrashed rivals Espanyol 5-0 to move one point clear of Real Madrid at the top with just one game remaining.

And Enrique’s side can confirm a 24th La Liga crown with victory away at Granada on the final day of the season.

“We had good rhythm from the start, creating pressure following turnovers. We played a complete game, I’m happy with what we’ve achieved. Now we just have to put it away by beating Granada.”

“With the number of weeks we’ve been on top and our play, I think we deserve it.”

Barca stay top of La Liga by moving on to 88 points, one ahead of Real Madrid in second and three above Atletico Madrid, who drop out of the title race after losing 2-1 at Levante.

“I would have liked to see Valencia draw [with Madrid]. Atletico had a great season but now they’re out of it and they still have the Champions League.

“The winner is the best team over 38 games. As of today, there are two teams still in it.

“We’re talking about the best league in Europe. It’s a tough league. Maybe the last part didn’t go the way we wanted, but if we have to win the title in the last game, well then we’ll do it in the last game.”

And on the final game, Enrique expects a tough test at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes next week.

“Away games are always hard because there are things you can’t control,” Enrique added.

“We’re one step away. I hope we’re precise and complete.

“We’re going to go to Granada to reach our objective. To try and win this league, which has been very competitive.”