Barca coach Enrique keeps calm in the aftermath of Celta Vigo defeat

BY foxsports • November 2, 2014

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is not worried despite his side suffering their second straight defeat and losing the Primera Division lead to rivals Real Madrid.

Celta Vigo won 1-0 at the Nou Camp, the first time in 56 home games Barca have failed to score, meaning Real's 4-0 victory over Granada took them top of the league.

Barca were on top for most of the game and hit the crossbar four times, but could not find the net and Joaquin Larrivey's goal decided the match in Celta's favor.

Enrique told reporters in Spain: "We had 19 shots and hit the bar four times. We deserved to win but the game rewards efficiency.

"I'm not worried. I would be with a different attitude from the players, but not like that. What I am is furious, like all the dressing room.

"Defeats always create doubt. Humans usually look externally in these situations but we will look inside."

Defender Gerard Pique was not included in Barca's line-up and Enrique said: "He was out of the squad for technical reasons.

"I will not discuss things in the dressing room, today or ever."

Pique will surely be in contention for a recall in the Champions League game against Ajax in midweek after fellow defender Jeremy Mathieu suffered a right calf muscle injury which will keep him out until the international break.

Striker Luis Suarez is still awaiting his first Barca goal after signing from Liverpool and completing a lengthy ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini while on World Cup duty with Uruguay.

Barca were unbeaten in the league until Suarez's debut, but he has featured in back-to-back losses to Real and Celta.

He told Barca TV: "Sometimes football is just unfair. When the ball doesn't want to go in, it doesn't go in. Their keeper (Sergio Alvarez) was key.

"We have to keep our heads up. Stay with us, because we are the first ones who want to try and turn this thing around."


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