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Enrique Defends Bravo Blunder

Following his team’s pre-season defeat to Napoli last night, Barcelona’s new coach, Luis Enrique, has defended goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

The new shot stopper, who fights with Marc-Andre ter Stegen for the spot in Barcelona's starting XI, caused Napoli's goal but Enrique moved to defend Bravo’s error and sympathized with the keeper.

“He was having a solid game, without doing anything silly," he told AS.

"He saved a great chance from them and did well with the ball at his feet. We’re not going to analyse anything, other than the fact that if the strikers had converted their chances then probably we wouldn’t be talking about this right now.

"We were very professional, and were better than the opposition. Possibly a draw would have been a fairer result, but it’s the pre-season and these things happen."

In conclusion, the 44-year-old commented on Dani Alves’ future to dispel rumours about the Brazilian’s possible departure from the club.

“He’s a very good player and a Barcelona player. I know him well and right now he’s with us.”

Barcelona’s next preseason fixture is against HJK Helsinki on Saturday in the Olympic Stadium in the Finnish capital.

Do you think Claudio Bravo should be first choice goalkeeper for Barcelona this season? Have your say below.

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