The ‘secret’ told by Luis Enrique of the Berlin final
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the last Champions League final conquered by FC Barcelona, the 2014-15 edition won against Juventus (3-1) in Berlin on June 6, 2015. Barca TV has revived the season and the Last meeting with a video conference interview with the architect of that team: Luis Enrique.
Five years have passed since the last Champions League title for FC Barcelona and the Barca coach of that final remembers an anecdote lived in the locker room just before jumping onto the pitch. The way chose by the coach to reduce tension in the moments before the grand final. This is how the final talk at the hotel ended before going to the stadium.
“The talks I do at the hotel are tactical, but I did look for something motivational that day that could help them or that I believed would help me as a player. I made a kind of joke. I asked them at the end: what is the worst thing you think can happen to you in the final? Xavi and Alves, the veterans in general, responded with soccer things. “Not being faithful to our style”, what do I know, things like that And I told them. “The worst thing that can happen to you tomorrow is being a Juventus player and having to face Barca.
Imagine what it is to score Suarez, Neymar, Messi, Iniesta, Busquets. Imagine having to score a goal for Marc, having to finish off against Pique or Mascherano, defending Alves’ climbs. It was a simile, a bit of a joke. Imagine that it is the talk of Juventus and they tell you about Barca, You’d be screwed up. At least one smile woke them up and then their quality made the difference. ”.