The former midfielder is adamant he will not change his footballing philosophy after consecutive defeats and has tipped Frank de Boer for his own role in the future
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is adamant he will not change his footballing philosophy despite back-to-back defeats.
Barca followed up their 3-1 Clasico setback to Real Madrid with a shock 1-0 loss at home to Celta Vigo, allowing Carlo Ancelotti’s side to leapfrog them in the Liga standings.
The Catalans also suffered a 3-2 defeat away to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, but, despite recent criticism, Luis Enrique insists he will bring success to the club with his own brand of football.
“I won’t change anything. I want to improve myself and the squad. I want to win prizes with my own philosophy,” he said.
“After two losses, it is time for us to take the three points. I don’t know if we will get back on track if we beat Ajax, but that’s not something that worries me.
“I feel always the pressure of being the coach of a top club, but that’s normal. It will be very important to win tomorrow, so we can hopefully finish top of our group.
“I expect a courageous Ajax against us. I saw the game from last season. It will be difficult, but we have two completely different teams in comparison with the previous season. We will fight Ajax in our own way.”
Luis Enrique went on to tip counterpart Frank de Boer to become a future head coach at Camp Nou following his impressive record in Amsterdam in recent seasons.
“Frank de Boer has already won a lot of prizes with Ajax in the Eredivisie. De Boer and Ajax are a good combination, and he would also be a good combination with Barcelona. He has experience and knows Barcelona well. You don’t know what the future will bring.”