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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique confident of sealing double

Los Azulgranas' boss was in bullish mood as he looked ahead to their LaLiga clash away to Real Betis on Saturday.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique confident of sealing double
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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique spoke to the media ahead of Los Azulgranas' LaLiga encounter with Real Betis on Saturday evening (20:30 CEST).

With three games to go, the leaders go into the clash level on points with Atlético Madrid and one ahead of Real Madrid, who both play earlier in the day.

Preparations: "We come into the game in very good shape. It's been a different kind of week, with more time to rest and more training sessions, and one aim: to beat Betis."

Match at the Benito Villamarín: "We know it'll be tough against Betis, all the more so given we're facing them away from home."

Betis and Real Sociedad players keen to see Real Madrid win the title: "I'm not particularly interested in that, but I understand that there will be players at this or that club who want one team or another to win the league."

Los Verdiblancos: "They've turned things around under [Juan] Merino. They have good players going forward. They don't over-elaborate with their initial build-up play and are more direct."

Hosts already all but safe: "We're not concerned with whether our opponents have something to play for or not."

Toughest test of Barça's three remaining LaLiga fixtures? "I don't have the impression that it'll be the most difficult; they're all going to be difficult. And in any case, it all comes down to what we do. I'm optimistic we'll win the double."

Saúl Ñíguez: "I don't like to talk about players who aren't at Barça. There are good players across the footballing galaxy who are of potential interest to us."