Barcelona boss Luis Enrique claimed that it is 'impossible' for anyone to compete with Lionel Messi's goal stats, after the Argentine bagged another two in a 4-2 victory against Valencia on Sunday night.

 

Messi's goals mean he has now scored more than 40 goals in each of the last eight season, and Enrique did not downplay this achievement.

As reported by ​ESPN, when asked to describe the 29-year-old, Enrique responded: "amazing."

 

"He's broken all of the records and he will keep on breaking them. What a wonder to be able to enjoy him.

 

"His numbers are out of everyone's reach. Messi's numbers are impossible for anyone who is not him. We will miss them in the future." 

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The Barca manager also faced questions about his side's formational shape. Enrique has recently swapped to a 3-4-3 formation, but he did say he has not forgotten the club's traditional 4-3-3 system. 

 

"It's not a fixed thing," he stated. "I'm sure we'll will return to 4-3-3 at times but I think that 3-4-3 gives us some interesting variables. We could use different formations, too."

 

The 46-year-old further added that he is delighted to see skipper Andres Iniesta back playing regularly for Barcelona.

FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga

Iniesta has struggled this year due to injuries and played a rare 90 minutes in Sunday night's win.

 

"That Andres is playing well is something to enjoy. Due to injuries he has missed a lot of games this season and now we can see the best Andres again. Now I hope he enjoys himself with the national team returns in top condition," Enrique told reporters after the game.

The win moved Barcelona to within two points of their old rivals Real Madrid, and the former Barcelona player believes his team can still catch the side from the Spanish capital.

  

"La Liga is still alive for us, our obligation is to be prepared if an opportunity (to close the gap on Madrid) arises. We have to keep fighting in the event that a chance to take a step further arises," he said.