Barcelona manager Luis Enrique believes his side can turn their Spanish Supercopa tie on its head in Monday’s second leg at Camp Nou against Athletic Bilbao, after being humiliated 4-0 courtesy of midfielder Mikel San Jose’s sensational 50-yard strike and a second-half hat-trick by striker Aritz Aduriz at San Mames on Friday.
“We know it is a challenge, but I think we have a team who can do this,” he said.Embed from Getty Images
“If we do things well we have every possibility. If we get things right, I am sure we can turn things around.
“If you look at the statistics, last year there were 18 matches where we scored four or more goals.Embed from Getty Images
“Sometimes the other team scored, but it shows that we are capable of doing that. Everyone knows Barcelona is capable of anything.”
No team has ever overturned a four-goal deficit to win the Supercopa and the Catalans could again be without forward Neymar, who missed the first leg through illness with mumps.Embed from Getty Images
But Enrique remains upbeat last season’s UEFA Champions League winners can claim Supercopa glory before heading to Japan for the FIFA World Club Cup in December.
“I think that my players are confident,” he added.
“But we also know we will have to play very, very well and get every aspect of our game right.”Embed from Getty Images