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Luis Enrique won't discuss El Clásico yet

FC Barcelona coach claims his players are only thinking about their clash against Manchester City right now.

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After losing most of their options to win the Premier League by losing to Burnley last Saturday, Manchester City visit the Camp Nou tomorrow hoping to overcome the 1-2 advantage FC Barcelona gained in the Etihad Stadium three weeks ago to remain alive in the UEFA Champions League. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and midfielder Andrés Iniesta talked to the press this morning and, despite having been asked about it, did not want to talk much about El Clásico to focus just on their game against the sky-blues.

The most remarkable quotes from Andrés Iniesta were the following:

The game against Manchester City is more important than El Clásico, because it's an all-or-nothing clash, unlike in La Liga. Right now, we must be focused on moving on to the Champions League's next round.

A victory tomorrow will make us face El Clásico in the best possible mood, although making predictions about that game is very difficult. Anything can happen.

Luis Enrique did not want to answer questions about Real Madrid, although one could deduce from his words that Sergio Busquets is completely ruled out for Sunday's game:

I am only thinking about tomorrow's game now, that's the only thing in our minds. We will try to do a good job both tomorrow and on Sunday.

Busquets will, for sure, not play tomorrow. I will not discuss this participation in Sunday's game because I'm not even thinking about it now.

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