Enrique: Record not important

Luis Enrique insists Barcelona will only recognise their record-equalling unbeaten run “if it contributes to us winning trophies”.

Barca’s 2-1 win against Sevilla on Sunday not only restored their eight-point gap at the top of La Liga but saw them match Real Madrid’s record run of 34 games without defeat, achieved under Leo Beenhakker in the 1988-89 season.

“For me, Sevilla are the best team who have come to Camp Nou this season, so I’m happy with the 2-1 because we also showed we knew how to suffer,” the Coach said after the game.

“Sevilla are a very strong and hardworking team, who won’t be worn down [after the game].

“The three points put us in an excellent position as we now have eight points more than our nearest rivals.

“I don’t know whether to believe [Zinedine Zidane] or not, but we’re clear on what our objectives are and we’re well on our way towards achieving them.

“[On coming back from behind for the seventh time], it undoubtedly strengthens the team’s potential.

“[On matching Madrid’s record 34-game unbeaten run], I give it zero weight right now.

“I’ll only give it importance if it contributes to us winning trophies.

“We’re a squad, in which there are players who play more and others who play less, but everyone’s involved.”

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