Luis Enrique describe first game as perfect

A Luis Suarez hat-trick plus goals from Lionel Messi (x2) and Arda Turan secured a convincing victory for Barca in the first match of their consecutive title defence, and Enrique struggled for superlatives when describing his team’s performance. “It was a perfect game, both on a football and emotional level,” the Coach said after the game. “The players came out with more ambition and enthusiasm than ever before. We were brave and effective, and I only remember a few games when our opponents put us under so little danger. “It was a complete performance, and at this stage of the season it’s difficult. I congratulate [the players] because they won very impressively. “[On Messi’s performance], that’s Leo Messi. If you have him or Luis Suarez as involved [as they were] in the team play, things are easy. “[You] just need to tell them go and enjoy themselves. There’s no better news for football than to see these players. They enjoy themselves and excite the fans. It’s a real treat. “[On Samuel Umtiti], it seems that he’s already showing what we saw of him at Lyon. “He came out with the ball well, positioned himself well and was strong. He’s been a great signing so far, but he must continue like this. “[On Sergi Roberto], I had faith in him and believed in his potential, fighting in every training session. “You have to be very strong mentally to get where he has. He’ll be a great full-back. “Suarez is in form, not only in attack but also defence. His pressure [on the opposing team] was at a very high level.”