DEPORTIVO - BARCELONA

"This time everything went in, against Valencia it didn't"

Luis Enrique also added that ".. a good result here was key, the team who wins La Liga will be the best team over 38 matches, not 34".

Luis Enrique before the Deportivo La Coruna v FC Barcelona - La Liga match.
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Luis Enrique spoke after Barcelona dismantled Deportivo 8-0, underlining that they are intent on holding on to the Liga trophy for another year.

What changed? "Football is a special game and these things happen. We played another great game, as we did against Valencia, it's just that this time everything went in, against Valencia it didn't. I think we actually had more chances against Valencia, but it just wouldn't go in. We leave with a spectacular result and the challenge ahead of us is an exciting one".

Favourites? "A result tonight was key. the team who wins La Liga will be the best team over 38 matches, not 34".

Balance: "We were good. Deportivo closed us off in the centre, covering the centre of midfield and Sergio Busquets, but we used the wings well with Messi creating from the middle and we scored from our first few chances which set us up for the match".

Was this you being good, or Depor very bad? "The merit always goes to the winners".