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Press conference

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique in 10 phrases

Luis Enrique has been speaking to the media on Wednesday after Barcelona returned to training

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Enrique and Zubizarreta in Wednesday's press conference | Foto: Marc Casanovas

Lluís Mascaró | 16.7.2014 | 18:02h.

Luis Enrique gave his first press conference of pre-season on Wedensday afternoon. These are his 10 best phrases:

1. Signings: "Signing players is not like going to the supermarket to buy things. It is a long process."

2. Xavi: "I've already spoke with Xavi. His future is still open. We are waiting for his decision."

3. Messi: "I don't feel like I have to recover him. I continue to think that he is the best player in world. All footballers have ups and downs."

4. Messi-Neymar-Suarez: "The more of the best players we have, the better. I am happy with all three of them. But we also need the help of everyone: Pedro, Rafinha, Deulofeu..."

5. Leadership: "I am the leader of the team. I want to ahieve the ascendency over my footballers. Leaders cannot be made, they have to appear spontaneously."

6. Goalkeeepers: "The starter at the moment would be Jordi Masip. I already know him from Barça B. But I'm not in a rush to make a decision. The goalkeeping situation at the club is very complex."

7. Mascherano: "He can play as a defender and in the pivote, which is his natural position. His versatility gives me more options."

8. Philosophy: "Barça must stay faithful to their principles, albeit with a greater variety of tactical options. We have to make football exciting. We have to get results and get them in an attractive style."

9. System: "We are going to use different tactics to surprise out rivals. We will not be a predictable team. It's interesting to open options which will complicate the lives of the opposition."

10. Luis Suarez: "It would be ideal to have him for the beginning of the season. But when we signed him we knew the circumstances."