Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was thrilled with his team’s clean sheet right after watching them defeat Roma at residence.
Luis Enrique claimed Barcelona are “where we expected” with La Liga set to start on August 21 and he hailed their enhanced defensive efficiency in their 3-0 friendly win over Roma.
Barca had but to maintain a clean sheet this close-season just before Wednesday’s match against Roma at Camp Nou, possessing lost 3 of four International Champions Cup fixtures over the previous fortnight.
But back on dwelling soil and together with the likes of Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi involved, Luis Enrique’s side had been substantially enhanced.
“We have been significantly superior than earlier this pre-season… that’s the purpose, you cannot win something with no getting rock-solid on defence,” Barca’s coach stated.
Luis Enrique added that the group “is exactly where we expected at this stage” while he expects additional improvement ahead of the opening match of their league defence against Athletic Bilbao on August 23.