Barcelona‘s unbelievable 6-1 victory over Paris St Germain that guided them through to the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday was not like the Harlem Globetrotters, according to coach Luis Enrique.
The Spanish giants, who lost the first leg 4-0, hammered three late goals in six minutes to seal an unreal comeback after such a humiliation in the first leg.
Luis Enrique’s boys were seemed full of belief of a comeback and flew out the blocks from the very beginning, with Luis Suarez scoring inside the first three minutes.
The Barcelona boss also thanked the fans and players for keeping the faith throughout.
“I was brought to my knees. I would like to thank everyone who kept their faith after we lost 4-0. This is dedicated to them because this isn’t the Harlem Globetrotters, this is football,” Luis Enrique told reporters.
“I don’t think anyone stopped believing. After seeing them sit back despite the goal, the team were incredible,” he added. “We risked everything and it paid off. You get finales like this very occasionally in football and this time it was our turn,” said Luis Enrique who is leaving the club at the end of the season.
“A feat like this does everyone good and I’m delighted to enjoy a moment like this. The key was our efficiency. The sixth goal was scored with the hope of the fan who was on the other side of the world,” Luis Enrique said.
Barcelona take their place in the last eight for the 10th consecutive season, while PSG are left to wonder what happened. How could they throw it away from the position they once had?