Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was not in the mood for any excuses after his side were held to a goalless draw at Malaga in the Spanish La Liga on Wednesday, as they failed to get a single shot on target for the first time since 2003/04 in the league.
With the Spanish giants yet to concede a goal in five league matches this season, Enrique remains confident despite his side’s uncharacteristic performance.
“We lacked precision in the final metres. But at no time has [this] jeopardized the outcome,” Luis Enrique said post-match.
“We need to develop more plays. We have been too direct in many occasions.”
“Malaga have played well and had a very high intensity level. It’s a game that has cost us but it’s clearly a successful one for our rivals.”
“In some ways they were better than us. The result is fair.”
Luis Enrique added: “We must continue. Players are not machines, you must understand that every three days we are competing.”
“Much work remains, we are in the right line, we have known suffering, it is finding solutions and not excuses.”