Guardiola is no threat to Barcelona, says Enrique

Date published: Tuesday 9th February 2016 4:38

Pep Guardiola: No get-out clause

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says he is not worried about losing players to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Guardiola will take charge of City ahead of the 2016/17 campaign and already Sergio Busquets caims the former Barca coach is the only man who could lure him away from the Nou Camp.

But Enrique was unmoved when he was asked whether he had concern that Guardiola could use his appeal to pinch Barcelona’s playing talent.

“I don’t see Guardiola at City as a menace for our players,” said Enrique. “It is a question for Guardiola and Busquets, not for Luis Enrique.

“Busquets was rested against Levante. He was one of the players who has played the most minutes this season and that shows how important he is for us, he is a top player.

“I won’t hail him anymore because we already know his importance to the team.”

The 27-year-old Busquets has got a contract until 2019 and says his priority is to remain at the Nou Camp.

Enrique, whose men face Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg on Wednesday, looks set to rest key players with Barca leading 7-0 from the first leg.

“We have prepared for the match in the same way as if we didn’t have the result of the first leg. I haven’t got anything to say with regards to Messi.

“Tomorrow I will give the [team] list, as always. Our objective remains the same, to be better than our rivals. We forget about the first leg result,” added Enrique.

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