History. Luis Enrique it’s no longer just the coach who has signed the biggest comeback ever told in the history of the Champions League, that 6-1 of crazy Barça against PSG on March 8, 2017. Also He is the coach who has sealed the biggest fall in the history of Germany in an official match; 6-0. The two records will be there for a few years. Excessive results that recognize a character who, perhaps due to his character in the exterior (which has nothing to do with the ‘other’ Luis Enrique), certain merits are denied.
“I am a leader”. This is how the day that was presented as Messi’s Barça coach. In Barcelona There are still those who maintain that, had it not been for the intervention of Xavi and Mascherano, would have been on the street after the Anoeta storm. And it is possible. What It is not real, it is that Luis Enrique gave up all power there. Simply, some pacts were reached not to cross red lines (possibly, those who arrived with Ramos in the National Team). It is less remembered, however, than with much of the public opinion against, sat Xavi to give Rakitic stripes. Do that in Barcelona it was a strong challenge. But he believed it was the best for an evolving team. And time returned it with a triplet. When he saw that he was not going to be able to with the team, he left.
Sophisticated. The Asturian also aired, in front of the audacity of Guardiola, its tactical limitations. Well on the memorable night of PSG an asymmetrical 3-5-2 was invented, something like a heresy in Can Barça, with Neymar! of lane and Rafinha of false right end. There was a lot of talk about refereeing that night, but the first part can be played at any football school. The National Team has been shaken tactically from its first stage. Because, even if football goes so fast, we should not forget that Germany had already done Spain: 6-0 to Croatia runner-up in the world.
Behind the scenes. Less is known than Barça thought about the return of Luis Enrique at the beginning of last season, when I saw a goodbye Valverde which then came forward. No one dared to take the step. The personal situation he was going through Luis Enrique he deserved respect. But there were signs that he was feeling strong again. He returned in November to the happiness of all and the Selection flies. And it is exciting because it smells new. From 6-1 to 6-0, to Luis Enrique it has had time to shed its skin. And to fight again.