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Luis Enrique says plans to leave Barcelona were ‘just a bit of a banter’

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has reportedly claimed his plans to leave Barcelona at the end of the season were ‘just a bit of banter’.

Enrique initially announced he would quit the Catalans club in the summer following their 4-0 thrashing at PSG in the Champions League three weeks ago.

But the former Spain international has now rubbished those initial remarks.

Coincidentally, Enrique’s fresh comments came just hours after Barca completed the biggest comeback in Champions League history on Wednesday night.


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The La Liga champions overturned a 4-0 deficit from the first leg, scoring three times in the last six minutes at the Nou Camp to clinch the dramatic 6-1 win they needed to reach the quarter-finals.

Enrique’s pool boy Leo Satçhell, speaking on behalf of the Barca manager, said: “They’ve just pulled off the greatest comeback in European history for f**** sake – do you really think he’s going to leave?”

While pinning up a poster of Richard Keys, he added: “It was merely a bit of high grade banter from Luis a couple of weeks ago to keep the media monkeys busy until the end of the season.

“I mean come on, they even linked Arsene Wenger with the job! Hilarious if you ask me.


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“I haven’t seen Luis since last night when he was trying to bottle-flip his fourth bottle of Sangria, but of course he’s going to stay.”

Enrique has also allegedly claimed he will consider playing Marc-Andre ter Stegen outfield more after his role in the lead up to the Barcelona winner.


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