Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has warned Manchester City that his side will be going all out for the win when the pair meet on Wednesday.
The Blaugrana head into the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie with a 2-1 lead following their victory three weeks ago in England and things could have been even better for them had Lionel Messi not had a stoppage time penalty saved by Joe Hart.
Despite doubts over his job earlier in the season, Enrique has recently masterminded a run of 16 wins in 17 games in all competitions, a streak that has seen his side move to the top of the Las Liga standings, as well as qualify for the Copa del Rey.
Their situation in the tie means Barca could be tempted to sit back on Wednesday and try and pick their opponents off on the break, especially as they will need all of their energy for the weekend when they meet bitter rivals Real Madrid.
However, their manager has now played down these suggestions and says his side will be looking to try and book their place in the quarter-finals in style.
“Our objective is to win [on Wednesday]. Speculating is very dangerous,” he said at a Press conference. “There’s only one ball, and we intend to have it for as long as possible. [Keeping possession] will be key to [winning] the game.
“You can only qualify [for the knockout stages] with good performances. They know us, we know ourselves and they know [what needs to be done].”