Luis Enrique: Barca have work to do even with El Clasico win
Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique says his team still have work to do to win La Liga following their 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in El Clasico.
Jeremy Mathieu and Luis Suarez struck either side of Cristiano Ronaldo’s equalizer as Barca recorded their seventh straight win in all competitions.
It moves them four points clear at the top of La Liga with 10 games of the season remaining.
But Enrique told the club’s website: "Although it was important, it was not decisive. We are where we wanted to be, but we can’t relax because we could drop points in any game.
"I’m very happy with what I’m experiencing. The players knew how to suffer against the current European champions.
"This was a difficult match and all credit to them for winning it. I am very satisfied with their work."
Enrique was also full of praise for Suarez after he netted a fantastic winner to secure victory for the Catalans.
The 28-year-old scored his first La Liga goal on December 21 and has scored eight league goals since, setting up nine more in 19 appearances.
"Luis Suarez played very well," said Enrique. "Top football. We are very happy to see how decisive he is.
"He has done so many good things for the team since he came here. We’re talking about a forward who knows how to relate to his team-mates, who can shoot, who is physically tough and who has the right kind of character for the way we play. He’s a great complement for his colleagues"
The Catalan outfit travel to Galicia after the international break to take on Celta Vigo on April 5.