Luis Enrique Discusses Rest vs. Play Dilemma Ahead of Barcelona Clash

FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will take two different paths when they play the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie. The Catalan side will be well rested, while the Parisians will play two games the week before the first encounter.

As a result, there’s a debate as to whether it’s better to have a mini-break or keep the legs warm and ready through playing games. On Wednesday 

PSG manager Luis Enrique spoke to reporters and was asked about whether he wants to rest or play games. Nonetheless, Enrique didn’t give an exact stance to the question. 

“It depends,” Enrique said (h/t Paris Fans). “As I have matches, I prefer to have the matches. If I had rest, I would say that I prefer rest. It’s my way of dealing with things I can’t control. As for my words, it’s always nicer to hear positive things.

The matchup will simulate the high-pressure situation that PSG will encounter with the Catalan side on April 10. As a result, it’s a good test for the team to see how they play in this Coupe de France semifinal as a teaser. 

Furthermore, the 53-year-old intends to keep using the element of surprise to have the opposition on their toes. This past weekend, the Spanish manager had Ousmane Dembélé in midfield in a more central role.

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