Luis Enrique: 'Clasico defeat motivates Barcelona for revenge'

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says that his side's Clasico defeat to Real Madrid has intensified their hunger to beat the Blancos to La Liga glory.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has said that he does not mind if Real Madrid do the double over his side this season, providing they pip their Clasico rivals to La Liga glory.

Madrid triumphed in the season's first El Clasico on Saturday as Carlo Ancelotti's side moved one point adrift of the Catalans with a 3-1 win at the Bernabeu.

Enrique's troops remain top of the standings along with Sevilla, and the 44-year-old says that defeat in the Spanish capital has simply reinvigorated his team's hunger to win the title.

"It's never nice for a Barca fan to see their team lose [at the Bernabeu] but I am not especially upset about it. If anything, it's renewed our motivation," he told reporters.

"At the end of the day, we are joint leaders after nine games and for me it's much more important to be top of the league than to have beaten Real Madrid.

"I'd happily settle for getting beaten at the Camp Nou against Madrid, Atletico and anybody else as long as we end up winning the title."

The Blaugrana host Celta Vigo at Camp Nou on Saturday.

Real Madrid's Isco and Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona battle for the ball during el Clasico at the Bernabeu on October 25, 2014
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