"As a player, Luis Enrique was another of those who prepared for these games in his own unique way," the former Chilean international said, according to Goal.com.
"He is a hugely passionate individual and this was reflected in the way he trained, played during a game even the way he spoke. In the Clasicos, he transformed totally and had a strong desire to beat Barca.
"The first thing I learnt at the club is the importance of winning the games against Barca. I was taught how it's more than a game of football; it touches on social and political aspects, centralism against independence."
Enrique spent five seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, before leaving for the Camp Nou on a free transfer in 1996.