The Catalans secured their??10th consecutive win in all competitions as they beat??Villarreal 3-1 in Wednesday’s semi-final first leg at the Nou Camp.
Barca’s advantage could have been greater going into next month’s return leg at El Madrigal had Neymar not seen his second-half penalty saved.
“I think we played a very good game,” Luis Enrique told his club’s official website. “We did well in attack and also at the defensive end.
“I believe it’s a good result but it does not decide the tie. It could have been better had we converted the penalty but it’s nevertheless a good result for us.”
Barca, who are looking to lift the Copa del Rey for a record 27th time, face Villarreal in the return leg on March 4.
“This result is not going to change our approach at Villarreal,” Luis Enrique said. “We will try to mentally prepare the players that over confidence can kill you. My players are intelligent and already know that.
“I predict a very difficult return leg. Our aim will not be to score a goal there but rather to win the game. I’m certain Villarreal will make life difficult for us.”
Barca return to La Liga action on Sunday when they host Levante.