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Barcelona are alive in all three competitions, says Enrique

The Barcelona coach believes his team are on the right track, though he admits that there is immense pressure on them to win every game

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 9 Mar 2015
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Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique claps during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and FC Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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After snatching the lead in Spain's La Liga for the first time this season on Sunday, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique revealed that it came from the sheer effort of the team's members.

Barcelona claimed the Spain La Liga lead with one point over arch-rivals Real Madrid by smashing Rayo Vallecano 6-1 on the 26th match day of the tournament on Sunday.

"The objective is to lead at the end of the season," Enrique told the post game press conference.

"The team find themselves alive in all three competitions due to sheer effort," he added.

 Barcelona lost four games and drew in two during the current campaign of the Spain La Liga after 26 match days. They are on the top of the Spain La Liga teams' table with 62 points.

"We're elated, but the objective is to be leading at the end of the season. I already said that everybody could lose a game, so we have to keep playing well and win every match," the Barcelona coach said.

"It's heavy having to win every single match. Each game is more important than the last."

"The situation we're in is the fruit of our collective effort. We' are where we want to be but there are lots of teams that want to be here too."

The Spanish giants are bidding for their 23rd La Liga title. They last won in 2013, as well as breaking the record of winning the Copa del Ray 26 times as well as being 5 times UEFA Champions League title-holders.

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