Barcelona boss insists his side are ready for any opponent in the Champions League last 16. "We have done our homework, and yes, there have been surprises with teams that have been second when they were expected to be the first," he told the press as marca reported. "We are used to the unhelpful draws. We will play the best we can regardless." On the element of risk in the team's tactical set-up that paid off on Tuesday night as they thrashed Borussia Mönchengladbach in their final UCL group match, the 46-year-old said: "I emphasised the need to increase the speed of the passing of the ball.
Read More: Manchester United not giving up on Premier League. "It was a game with more risk involved, but the team was very good throughout the match despite the fact that our opponent had succumbed to defeat."
The Barca coach praised Arda Turan - who scored a hat-trick against the Bundesliga side - and full-back Aleix Vidal, before reaffirming his faith in Paco Alcacer. "Turan has been doing a lot of goals this year, and he has a lot of quality when he plays in the attack on the left flank," he added. "Vidal was spectacular, he is in a unique physical condition despite not having competed for a long time, he was very good in attack and in defence, with the ball and without the ball. We welcome anyone who wants to jump on the bandwagon. The more who have, the better it is for us. "The goal from Paco Alcacer will come when we least expect it. We must leave him alone. Today was a good performance." Read More: Suarez on Clasico draw.