On Messi the Barca coach said, "I'm not concerned whether Leo (Lionel Messi) scores or not because what he does for the team is already very important. Even during the last game he did an outstanding job recovering the ball and assisting the rest of the team. So from inside the team we don't see any problem. His presence is a great boost for us."
Ahead of their game with Celta Vigo he offered these thoughts on Celta coach Luis Enrique Garcia: "I know of his good job as coach for Roma. He coached Gabriel Heinze in Rome and right afterwards Heinze came to my team at Newels Old Boys and he told me about Enrique's way of training and playing. He is a person very much linked to Barcelona. Surely in the future he will have big chances of becoming coach of Barcelona."
And, Real fans will be pleased to know that Barca have taken confidence from their win in El Clasico. "The mood of the team couldn't be better. Because besides winning the 'clasico', we've also won a very disputed game and a tough game where we have gaps of superiority, but we've also had gaps when they were better than us."
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