Recent manager of FC Barcelona Luis Enrique says that his team Barcelona has a strike over Hercules in the Copa del Rey 7-0 on Wednesday, it was a huge boost to his side.
The first team players included Neymar, Gerard Pique, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were denied from the match since already been sent on holiday with Jeremy Mathieu injured and Marc-Andre ter Stegen rested for the last 32-second stage.
There was still little work to do to defeat the 1-1 first leg result, however after Lucas Digne’s 37th-minute opener; it was all one-way traffic. Ivan Rakitic added a second on the stroke of half-time before a 50th-minute goal from Rafinha and Arda Turan’s first of the night on 55 minutes.
Paco Alcacer opened his account for the club with 73 minutes played, with Turan scoring a second and third in the 86th and 89th minutes. After the match, Luis Enrique praised his players while congratulating Alcacer for scoring his first goal for Barcelona.
According to the sources, Luis Enrique said to the club’s official website, “We knew that they would set up similarly to the first leg, with many players behind the ball, making it difficult to find spaces. But we remained patient to continue generating (chances) through our possession. It is a match that gives a boost to many of the players and the team.”
Again he added “Against a narrow team, we wanted to make the pitch bigger, that is why we moved the full-backs higher up. We moved the ball around well which led to them becoming tired. In the second half, more spaces and more chances arrived. I like all competitions; we are an ambitious team, and we want to win everything. I am happy with Paco Alcacer’s performance, as we all are. He is a goalscorer who help us a lot.”
Alcacer said about the goal that it was an honour to score for Barcelona, “It is special to score in this shirt at the Camp Nou.”