Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Barca haven't won anything yet - Luis Enrique

23 September 2014, 22:59

Madrid - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has urged his side to keep their feet on the ground despite a flying start to the season which has seen them win all five games in all competitions.

The Catalans have already opened up a four-point lead over La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and a six-point advantage over eternal rivals Real Madrid after just four league games.

However, Luis Enrique insists the true title credentials of all three sides won't become clear until well into the New Year.

"Last year there were three outstanding teams that barely lost which made for a very exciting championship. This year it could be the same, or it could be different," he said on Tuesday ahead of his side's trip to Malaga on Wednesday.

Also read: Morrison announces Cardiff loan move

"Valencia and Sevilla also look very good and I am sure Atletico and Real Madrid will be up there fighting with us. We have only played four games so it is all still to come.

"From March we will see not necessarily which teams will win the title, but at least which teams are in the position to compete to win it.

"It is September 23. We want to improve after every game and continue winning points, but the final objective is a long way away."

Worryingly for Barca's rivals their 100 percent start to the campaign has come with Uruguayan star Luis Suarez still serving a four-month suspension he picked up for biting an opponent for a third time in his career at the World Cup in June.

Suarez won't be available for a return to action until Barca's first clash with Real Madrid this season on October 25, but the coach confirmed he will continue to step up his match fitness by playing in a friendly between Barca B and Indonesia under-19s on Wednesday.

"From a coach's point of view it is beneficial that he plays. This one is a bit different because it is not with his team, but the youth team and against another under-19 team.

"There are a lot of caveats, but we have spoken and the player wants to play despite it being in a different context and so he will play the minutes (Barca B coach) Eusebio thinks best."

Other than Suarez, Luis Enrique will have a full squad to choose from for the trip to Malaga as Ivan Rakitic and Neymar have recovered from minor knocks they suffered in the 5-0 thrashing of Levante on Sunday.



7 arrests over violence at West Ham

27 October 2016, 18:00

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave ODM if you are unhappy, Rai...

Leave ODM if you are not happy, Raila Odinga tells Senator. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Former Assistant Minister joins J...

A former Assistant Minister has quit PNU and joined the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
DP Ruto intervenes as Kerio Valle...

DP William Ruto will visit Kerio Valley to try solve never-ending clashes between local residents. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Prepare for DP Ruto fight in 2022...

An MP has warned that the Kalenjin Community will not stand back and watch as DP Ruto is duped ahead of the 2022 polls. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be careful who you deal with, DP ...

Watch out for your political future, DP William Ruto has been warned. Read more...