Luis Enrique confident Barcelona will overturn their poor recent form and win La Liga

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La Liga champions Barcelona may have struggled for form in recent weeks but that hasn't diminished the confidence of manager Luis Enrique, who insists that his side will still defend their title.

The Catalonians have failed to register a single victory in their last four league games, which has seen their nine-point lead reduced mere goal difference ahead of Atletico Madrid and just one point ahead of Real Madrid.

Barcelona have already surrendered their Champions League title after losing out to Atleti in the quarter-finals, ending any hopes of a back-to-back treble winning campaign.


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Enrique, however, believes his players can overcome their current rut and retain their La Liga crown.

Speaking ahead of their away clash with Deportivo La Coruna, as per the Guardian, he said: "I’m convinced we’re going to win the league, if I wasn’t I wouldn’t be sat here.

"I like adversity, that’s how I am. I want to turn this around, win tomorrow and put on a show.”

The 45-year-old insists he cannot explain Barcelona's dramatic collapse, which appears to be escalating.

"I want to delight the fans who are behind us and can’t explain this situation," he continued.

"We are on a negative run but we don’t need to exaggerate. If it’s due to psychology, then we have the best psychologist around [at the club]."

"We’re clinging on to our players and their attitude and their way of competing. We have had moments like this before, we know how to cope with pressure. But we’re playing against teams that can punish us with few chances.

"If the teams with the best players always won, football would be boring."

Barcelona comparatively have the easiest run-in out of the top three - from Deportivo onwards, they face five teams all in the bottom half of the table.

And amidst Real and Atletico's impressive form, Enrique's men need to find the answer to their poor displays sooner rather than later if they're to successfully defend their title.

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