Barcelona boss Luis Enrique opened up to the media about his spell as the manager of the Italian side Rome and insisted that his tenure there ‘made him a better Coach’.
The Blaugrana will welcome the Giallorossi to Nou Camp for the Joan Gamper tomorrow, and the Spanish manager spoke about his time in Serie A during his pre-match Press conference.
Luis Enrique said,“What happened at Roma made me a better Coach, it was my fourth year as a coach, after three with the youth team [Barcelona B], it was very intense and rewarding, a unique experience.”
“I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity they gave me, I arrived with different ideas about how to play football, and found players ready to accept that change and a crowd which was behind us. I have great memories, I’d have liked to have finished higher [than seventh], but it was a very positive year.”
The treble winning strategist also threw his backing behind the Lupi to overhaul of Juventus and win the Scudetto for the first time since 2001.
“[Coach] Garcia is in his third year in Serie A, and I think there are conditions in place to win the Italian football league, Scudetto. Juve have done well on the transfer market, while Milan, Inter and Lazio could also be in the fight for top spot, but I’d like it if Roma won.”