Barcelona coach Luis Enrique: Critics have zero effect on me

Two goals from Angel di Maria and one each from Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani sealed an emphatic 4-0 victory for PSG in the first leg of their last 16 clash at Parc des Princes on Tuesday night (14 February).

The former Chile coach is said to be Barcelona's priority to replace Luis Enrique in the summer when the contract of the Spanish tactician expires.

Pep Guardiola has warned Barcelona's doubters that they will be proven wrong.

Enrique has been a success at the Nou Camp, but following a number of poor performances this season, including a 4-0 loss against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, his time could be up.

Emerging as the favourite having made Sevilla the current next-best team in Spain after Barcelona and Real Madrid. "[The result] is always a surprise because they are so, so good, but in football anything can happen".

"There's a lot of competition, the opposition are so strong", said Guardiola. "You can win heavily or you can lose heavily, that can happen, it's happened to me, but there are 90 minutes to go and anything can happen", he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

He continued: "They've dominated world football in the last 10 years".

"If this Press conference was scheduled for Wednesday or yesterday, I probably would've cancelled it, but little by little you have to try to take responsibility and it's times like now when you have to show unity". We have to accept that. He will have a final say but I am pretty relaxed at the moment. I prefer the quality over the quantity.

Asked if Madrid are favourites for the title, France worldwide Digne told Omnisport: "No, the season is still long, there still many points to take". We have to go back to what we were in the previous year or two. "That is just my point of view".

  • Julie Sanders