Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is waiting to see his former teammate has reached an impressive milestone against Celta Vigo.
Andrea Iniesta is set to make its appearance with the 600 club after the end of the famous La Masia academy –
making his first team debut in October 2002 against Club Bruges in the Champions League.
Spain international played alongside his manager for the last two seasons at the club Enrique to his retirement in 2004.
Speaking to the media at a press conference before the collision League Saturday this weekend, Henry said:
“I was lucky that once called his partner and so I am doubly privileged.
“Having played 599 games is amazing, and I hope that he will play a lot more than 600. This makes me very happy.”
Barca boss also backed new signing Paco Alcacer after he joined the club in a big money move from Valencia. Small front fills the void left by the injured Lionel Messi ahead.
Alcacer could not find the back of the net since his arrival at the Camp Nou,
but his manager was more than happy with what he saw from the 23-year-old striker.
Enrique said: “He came to the end of the preseason, which makes things difficult, but I’m happy,
I’m happy with the performances of my players, especially with Paco Alcacer.”.
“Alcacer was wonderful, it was almost perfect – I did everything I asked of his speech.
“I did not expect that he (Messi) to be in good shape (all the time), and we know that to win titles,
you need a big squad, and that’s what we have.”
Forward does not put any pressure on yourself to succeed in Barca and believes that his first goals for the club are just around the corner.
Alcacer, Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo :. “I feel very good, it is difficult at first,
when you join such a big club only with the players, it’s okay, but thanks to them, which made it even easier, in terms of training, as appropriate.
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“There are players of the team that will make someone comes in stronger player. At the core of my reasons for coming here is that this is a very interesting project,
and sign Barcelona is a big step in my career. I think that they have done good to come here.
“It is obvious that strikers are judged on goals, but if I am here it is because they (the club) saw something in me and in the end will come, as last year,
when he also took me some time, to enter the top. I am consoled a little by Villa and Luis Suarez struggled from the beginning. ”
The hosts Celta head in the game with the world title in La Liga Balaídos in good form after winning the last three games in all competitions,
including a 2-0 victory in the Europa League on Thursday evening against Panathinaikos.
Eduardo Berizzo manager is expected to Celta team can gain a foothold in Barcelona’s title defense with a repeat victory in last season 4-1 and extend their unbeaten streak to break next week.
Claudio Beauvue (Achilles) and Carles Planas (leg) were ruled out due to injury, while the game is going too fast for the end of Orellana (feet),
despite returning to training with the group on Saturday morning.