Luis Enrique admits VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach surprised Barcelona but insists his side were worthy of their victory in the Champions League.
Barcelona were forced to come from behind to beat the German outfit at Borussia Park, with second-half goals from Arda Turan and Gerard Pique securing a 2-1 win.
Thorgan Hazard had put Gladbach ahead in the first half, and Luis Enrique admits the hosts deployed different tactics than he expected.
“We dominated the first half and created several chances,” the Barca boss said. “We didn’t carve out as many opportunities after half-time, but overall it was a deserved win.
“Monchengladbach did not play the way they usually play, but they opted to sit deep. We got chances, but they hit us on the break, something which they are very good at.
“We responded after the interval and our strategy gave us the win.”
Pique, meanwhile, said, “We knew how difficult it would be against Gladbach at home. I believe they have won 14 of their last 16 home games in the Bundesliga.
“I think we deserve credit for playing like this. We put in a great performance.
“We were much better after the break, enjoyed a lot of possession and created chances.”