Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has the full support of his players despite the Spanish team’s struggles domestically and in Europe, according to Andres Iniesta.
Enrique boasts an impressive record at the Camp Nou as a manager, with two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys, and the Champions League. But this season has seen a drop in performance.
Barcelona looks to be heading out of Europe at the last 16 stage after losing 4-0 away to Paris Saint Germain, while trailing Real Madrid by one point in La Liga and having played two games more.
But Enrique still has the backing of his players, publicly at least. “We’ve not lost confidence in ourselves or in the manager,” Iniesta said, as quoted by ESPN.
“I think it’s a one-off situation we’re going through. I’m sure we’ll recover those sensations which have seemed lost and our winning mentality for the upcoming challenges.
“Nothing is lost and we have to be convinced that we’ll get back to doing things the right way. We can’t keep looking back. We have to look forward and fight for everything—I don’t have any doubts in this team.”
Looking forward, Barcelona faces a tough trip to Madrid on Sunday to face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, which is fourth in La Liga, six points behind Barca.
In March, Enrique will face his biggest test so far as he looks to overturn the 4-0 deficit to PSG when Unai Emery takes his team to Catalonia.Try Newsweek: Subscription offers