Barcelona Coach Reveals They Aren’t Over Reliant On Messi

Barcelona Coach Reveals They Aren’t Over Reliant On Messi

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique feels Barcelona has shown they can cope without Lionel Messi, but acknowledged the Catalans are a better team with Lionel Messi.

Luis Suarez and Neymar in particular have stepped up in the 28-year-old Argentine’s absence for the  reigning Liga champions who have since won six out of eight games in all competitions since he (Messi) picked up a knee injury in their win over Las Palmas in September.

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His response comes in the wake of a number of recent reports which suggests that Messi will not be fit in time for the ‘El clasico’ against Real Madrid on Nov. 21, but Luis Enrique is still hopeful the attacker's recovery is going according to schedule.

 

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