Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique has told supporters of the club not to abandon the stand after 80 minutes as he talked up his side’s chances of producing another Champions League comeback against Juventus on Wednesday.
Luis Enrique in a press conference, said, “If we score the first goal, Camp Nou will score the second and the third will come on its own.”
Recall that Barcelona overturned a four-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in the round-of-16 of the competition, scoring three goals in a remarkable final seven minutes to win the second leg 6-1 and set up a quarterfinal tie with the Italian champions.
Barcelona find themselves in a similar situation after last week’s 3-0 loss in Turin to Juventus but the precedent set by that PSG win sees them go into the tie believing they are capable of turning things around for a second time.
Enrique added, “Don’t leave after 80 minutes.
“We will give everything until the end. We had that night against PSG and now there’s another chance to experience a historic night.
“We will do everything possible and we need everyone together until the 95th minute. We’ve already seen Barca score three goals in five minutes, so everything is possible.”
Luis Enrique knows every player will have to be at their very best to turn things around, although he suggested Lionel Messi is capable of making the difference even on an off-night.
“We have nothing to lose,” the Barca coach added. “We have one option, which is to attack, attack and keep attacking.
“Anything can happen in football. The more players at their best, the better our chances, of course, but Messi at 25 percent can add a lot of things, he’s different.”