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Enrique: Barca Don’t Care About Messi Breaking Records

Enrique: Barca Don’t Care About Messi Breaking Records

Luis Enrique says Barcelona do not care about Lionel Messi breaking La Liga’s goalscoring record or the Clasico next week.

Barca welcome Gaizka Garitano’s side to Camp Nou today with Messi needing just two goals to equal Telmo Zarra’s current Spanish top-flight benchmark of 251 goals.

Also, Barca could be forgiven for having one eye on next Saturday’s first clash of the season with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

But even with the Catalan giants heavy favourites to see off Eibar – promoted from the Segunda Division last term – Barca’s coach is confident his side will not let their concentration wander.

“We haven’t spoken about any records. All that interests us is the collective good of the team. I’ve not heard any comments about it in the locker room either.

“Our attention is focused only in getting the three points against Eibar. Records are always something that will be achieved but they’re not our aim. Our aim is to win games and nothing more.

“We’ve got a number of different games coming up in a very short space of time so I have to be conscious of everything; the form of the players, the long journeys they’ve had, what I see in training, who the next games are against, everything.

“I haven’t seen any signs of relaxation or distraction. The players are used to all the rumours. What I can guarantee is that they’ll go out there on the pitch without any distractions.”

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