May 09, 2015 13:03:19 UK
Luis Enrique has said his Barcelona players are relishing the prospect of trying to win a historic Treble this season.
The Catalan capital giants secured a 3-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg victory against Bayern Munich at Camp Nou on Wednesday and hold a two-point advantage over rivals Real Madrid at the top in La Liga ahead of Saturday’s visit of Real Sociedad. Barca will also face Athletic Club in the final of the Copa del Rey at the end of May.
“I think we are completing a great championship as numbers reflect but there’s another team who are doing great which is Real Madrid and this means a great motivation for us to go on give our best,”
Enrique said his players are embracing the prospect of fighting on three fronts and demanded a big push in La Liga between now and the end of the season.
“I think we are completing a great championship as numbers reflect but there’s another team who are doing great which is Real Madrid and this means a great motivation for us to go on give our best,” he told reporters.
“We are taking every game as a final; this is one of the most tight runs for the title we ever had in Spain and it’s between two teams that have been able to complete amazing winning streaks.
“It’s really exciting and motivation couldn’t be higher.”
Table-toppers Barcelona have won 27 of 30 games in all competitions since the start of 2015 and have scored 18 goals without conceding in a four-game winning streak in La Liga.
Enrique said it was imperative his players kept to the same standards for the visit of David Moyes’s men.
“A Champions League semi-final is a really intense game so it’s tricky to play after it,” he added. “But we are well aware we are playing to keep up in La Liga, and depend just on ourselves to get the trophy.
“So we face this game as one of those that matter the most.”
Barcelona are currently priced 1.57 in the Champions League outright competition winner betting.
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