Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says he is happy with the performance of his team in Wednesday’s 2015/16 Copa del Rey clash against Villanovense.
A lackluster Barcelona side failed to make an impact as Villanovense held them to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday at the Estadio Romero Cuerda in a 2015/16 Copa del Rey last 32 fixture.
The Barcelona boss in a post-match interview after the encounter said;
“I am happy with the team’s performance,” he said. “For a player, it isn’t easy to play a game when you normally have fewer minutes and you have less rhythm.
“Clearly, with more minutes, the players perform better, but I haven’t seen any apathy and I’m satisfied.”
“I’m a coach and I have to manage the minutes of everybody. They’re decisions, and I’m happy with the ones I take.
“The criteria for choosing the captain is that Adriano is the player who has spent the most time on the first team. They next one would have been Bartra.
“I think that Samper can play inside and he played well. He had a complete game, just like Kaptoum, who we tried to protect because he’s played few games and we didn’t wanted to overload him. I liked all the Barça B players who played.” Enrique told the Barcelona official website.
The second leg will have to be decided at Camp Nou on 2 December with everything still to play for.