Enrique: Rivals will drop points

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says he expects points to be dropped in the La Liga title race before the end of the season.

The Catalans lead the League table by four points with just 10 matches remaining, but the Coach does not believe his side will pull through with a 100 percent record, as much as hopes that to be the case.

“I think none of the four teams who can still win the League will win [their remaining 10 games], but I hope I'm wrong and Barca do,” he told reporters ahead of Sunday’s match against Celta Vigo.

“Leo [Messi] takes a lot of blows in each game. That’s part of football, but he’s in perfect condition, that’s for sure.

“[Celta Vigo] represented many things for me, all positive. They’re a great club in a unique city, with a very special group of players.

“[Last season] was a very positive year for Celta and me. I have a wonderful memory [of my time there] and look forward to going back to Vigo.

“In the first game against Celta [a 1-0 defeat at Camp Nou], we were clearly superior but the result reflected something else.

“Every game is important. In these final stages of the season, there are no pushovers. What happened [to Barca] last season should serve as an example.

“[The international break] wasn’t a rest for the players, but we’re used to it. We’ll see whether or not [we’ve suffered the ‘FIFA virus’ on Sunday].

“Every trophy is important. The team who win the league will have had a great season.

“The Champions League an exclusive and unique tournament for the best teams in Europe. It’s a more than palatable competition and the Copa del Rey final is one of the most beautiful games out there.

“[The Treble?] We’ll see.”

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